More Giving Than a Fifth Grader…

There was that TV show, “Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader”?  Not sure how to answer that.  Well, I am sure on one thing – I have rarely seen a group of students or adults, for that matter, that are more “Giving Than a Fifth Grader”!  Michael Stephens fifth grade class at Powell Valley Elementary, to be exact!  With a little bit of encouragement and a huge amount of enthusiasm, this class inspired the entire school and friends and family to accomplish the following:

  • Donated 1,407 food items to church food drive
  • Donated toys to the needy
  • Bought Christmas toys to giving tree families in need
  • Raised $125 for Multnomah County Animal Shelter
  • Sewed pillows and sold them to raise money for the Friends of Clackamas County Canines
  • Prepared 400 snow globes for churches Advent Conspiracy Project at East Gresham Elementary
  • Coat drive donated 72 coats to My Father’s House and Portland Transitional School
  • Made 13 scarves for the homeless
  • Raised $620 for Portland Rescue Mission with a matching donation $620 for My Father’s House

Powell Valley Elementary, teachers, staff and students should be extremely proud of what was accomplished by a caring teacher and some super involved students…this is the world and the education system that makes our community and our country great!! So proud!!