Day of Caring at Owego Elementary
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OWEGO, N.Y. -- For a school that has gone through so much since the floods last September, students and faculty are making sure they do not let the cycle of caring stop with them.
Owego Elementary students held their fourth annual Day of Caring on Friday. Students participated in activities ranging from making cards for senior citizens to raising money for pets at a local shelter. Students were also allowed to wear hats for the day by donating a dollar for the McArthur School in Binghamton which was also devastated by the flood.
Teachers say the day is all about showing kids the rewards of giving.
"We had so many community members and organizations give to us this year, so this is something that we have decided to teach our students that as much as we benefited from what was given to us, it is also something that we can give back," said Owego Elementary teacher Suzanne Peacock.
Faculty made sure to set the example for their students. A fourth grade classroom kicked off the day watching their teacher get her hair cut to donate it to Locks of Love.