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Seneca Spotlight: 3rd Grade Field Trip to A Wider Circle
Third graders from Seneca Academy volunteered at A Wider Circle on Monday. A Wider Circle is a local charity that furnishes the homes of more than 4,000 families a year, equaling more than 15,000 children and adults every single year whose homes are transformed from empty spaces into beautifully furnished homes. Students learned about what type of organization A Wider Circle is, how it was founded and how it has grown.
After touring the facility, students worked on two different projects. The first was to make toiletry bags and the second was to check donated games to make sure all the pieces were included. We certified the games by putting a sticker on them, then delivered them to the showroom. It is entirely possible a child took home a game certified by our 3rd grade class!
At the end of the field trip, students reflected on why ending poverty is important. This field trip helped us decide how to get organized to pack backpacks for Bag Busters this week. If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved with A Wider Circle through donations or volunteering, please visit http://awidercircle.org/ . A Wider Circle is hosting a “Race to End Poverty” fundraising event this weekend! Details can be found atwww.awidercircle.org/therace .