Our school is making a difference in the community through our annual Caring and Giving Food Drive! This year, we donated 750 food items to Hope Children’s Home of Tampa, a nonprofit we support that provides food, housing and education for abandoned children.
As one of our annual Primrose Promise℠ Giving Events, the Caring and Giving Food Drive provides an opportunity for children to learn the joy of giving without expecting firsthand. During the month of November, Preschool and Pre-K students practice responsibility by earning money for the food items through age-appropriate chores at home. The children then use math, nutrition and planning skills in a hands-on way – they combine their money and count it, learn how to plan healthy meals and create shopping lists. We then take a field trip to a grocery store to purchase the food so the children can see their efforts come full circle!
At Primrose, we believe who children become is as important as what they know. The Caring and Giving Food Drive is just one example of how we nurture important character traits and help instill compassion and a desire to give back in children.