Students are Learning How to Give Back

By Ronelle Williams |

Published 06/18 2014 01:59PM

Updated 06/19 2014 10:11AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)  Students are learning how to give back at a unique summer class at Spring Garden Middle School.

Students are learning how to serve the community by performing a task that's designed to benefit both parties.

The activity or task varies every year but this year students are making sleeping bags for the homeless, purses for the Salvation Army, and lunch sacks for Meals On Wheels.

Teachers are overwhelmed by the amount of love and care that students show in their work.

"We're trying to get them to the point where they realize that this world's about everyone else and not yourself.  And by helping others you put yourself on the outside looking in and that's something the kids need to understand, that's important," said science teacher Tonya Sharp.

The service learning class is always looking for donations such as gently used sewing machines, fabric, and even toilet paper tubes.

If you would like to make a donation it can be done at Crayons to Computers on Pear Street in St. Joseph.

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