Love getting your local community news? Please consider supporting us with a monetary contribution through our Voluntary Pay Program.

Click here for more information
Menu

May 19, 2019  |  

×
Contact
Your Neighbors. Your News.

My Account

To make updates to your Zip06 account or requets changes to your newspaper delivery, please choose an option below.

Welcome to Zip06.com!

If you have an account, please login! If you don't have an account, you can create one.

Login

Sign-Up!

A Zip06 account will allow you to post to the online calendar, contribute to News From You, and interact with the Zip06 community. It's free to sign-up!

Click here to get started!

Register for Zip06

We're happy you've decided to join the Zip06 community. Please fill out this short registration form to begin sharing content with your neighbors.

You must enter your first name.
You must enter your last name.
You must enter a username
You must enter a valid email address
Show password
You must enter a valid zip code

Submit to Zip06

Forget Your Password?

We can help! Enter the email address registered to your account below to have your password emailed to you.

Submit an Announcement

Kindness, Caring, and Sharing

Published March 13, 2019

Email This Story

Fill out the form below to email this story to a friend

×

Most times when you go to a celebration, you bring a present or a gift. It would be the rare occasion that one would receive something at such an event. On Feb. 28, I was honored to represent Families Helping Families (FHF) at a very special celebration. It was The Joel School 100th Day of School celebration. This is a very different type of gathering. Rather than doing something for themselves, all members of the Joel School community collect needed items for area nonprofits and presents these gifts at an all school assembly. This year eight area nonprofits were chosen to receive very needed items.

The students in Mr. Reynolds’s, Mrs. Stiver’s, Mrs. White’s, Mrs. Browning’s, and Mrs. Simonsen’s classes contributed items to FHF. These items will be distributed to families in the Clinton community.

Having this event is not just a one-time event at The Joel School. The Joel School has been holding these celebrations for a number of years and they have become part of the tradition at Joel School. Teaching lessons of kindness, caring, and sharing has also become part of fabric at Joel. Not only do they hold this event, they also every year host a week-long food drive the week before Thanksgiving.

Teaching the basic core subjects so that our young children receive a solid foundation is of the utmost importance at The Joel School. The staff also realizes that life lessons such as kindness, caring, and sharing also need to be emphasized at a young age. What I saw on that Thursday was the fact that these young people are learning those lessons well! We thank the entire staff at Joel for helping these children become the next generation of carers and sharers.

Miner T. Vincent, President
Families Helping Families

Love Local News?

Get it Delivered Right to Your Inbox!

Sign-Up for Weekly Newsletters!