Making a Difference

An FMS 8th grader describes the key to a successful service project! Check it out!

Last block of the school day, 80 minutes until I can run out of the classroom and do whatever I want for the rest of the weekend. But first, I have to make a difference.

For the past month in Language Arts, we have been collecting food and clothing for communities that have been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. At first, all of my classmates thought that we couldn't do much. We were just a couple of kids. None of us knew how big this project would really become. First, we collected the name of companies that could help people in need. But that was nothing compared to what happened next. DONATIONS!

The next class, there was a table topped with hats and food that could feed someone for a year! Everyday we would get more things than the day before. Eventually, we needed a storage space!  But the craziest thing was, we were just kids! You don't need fame or money to change the world. All you need is a great idea.

Jaxen R.
8th grade Frelinghuysen Middle School

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