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Elementary Students Pay It Forward

As part of the national Great Kindness Challenge that all district elementary students participated in, in which they tried to complete as many kind acts as possible, the Terrace Park Elementary 6th grade Builders Club collected food for those in need in conjunction with the "8 Days of Greatness" Foundation.

A year and a half ago, the Roetting family, who live in Terrace Park, founded the 8 Days of Greatness Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to "pay it forward" with kind acts.

Most recently, the foundation provided a hot meal to community members who needed a hot meal, while also dropping off food to their homes. Their goal was to deliver food to 200 homes. 

Logan, Madison and Brayden Roetting attend school at Terrace Park Elementary and asked their peers to help. This is where the Builders Club stepped in. The Builders Club helped to collect items for the food delivery bags. The foundation then provided a pizza party lunch to the classroom that collected the most items. 

"It was a great feeling to know that we were helping so many people in our own city," said 6th grade student Isabella Harris. 

The students donated items such as nutritional lunch snacks, bread, sandwich bags, paper towels and other perishable and non-perishable items. 

Drake Fiorenza, a 6th grade student at Terrace Park Elementary, added, "It felt good to know that a lot of people are going to have food because of our help."