Helping our community
By Felipe Magos, Sixth Grade Teacher
Starting the 2019 year off right, once again, Lincoln Elementary took on the challenge to help those in need. During the month of January, students at Lincoln were challenged to do random acts of kindness during the Great Kindness Challenge week. The last week of January was dedicated to showing kindness to others because it was a good thing to do. Our whole school got on board for our biggest challenge, our Toilet Paper Drive to help the Madera Rescue Mission. Our goal was to top last year’s total of nearly 600 rolls we provided for the Rescue Mission. We far exceeded that goal and were able to raise just over 1600 rolls of toilet paper for the Rescue Mission. Lincoln felt it was a good cause since the Madera Rescue Mission helps over 100 people every single day. We were able to get a local store to help, the Grocery Outlet, which generously contributed towards our total. We owe many thanks to Mr. Buck, in 5th Grade, for organizing this drive. It was a great start to the year.
In February, Lincoln’s efforts continued. This time, our challenge was Pennies for Patients. “We set a school goal of $2,010 to raise for this charity.” All students in all classes were encouraged to donate and did they ever! They brought in their change, some even created accounts and donated online. In all, Lincoln actually exceeded our goal. In total, we raised $2024.93 for the charity. Our highest total came from Mrs. Hansen’s third grade class, bringing in $304.21. Way to go!! Thanks to Miss Black in Kindergarten for organizing this drive. Lincoln Elementary will continue to find more and new creative ways to help those we can. Lincoln Pride runs deep!’