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CCSD students to help prepare “snack packs” for students in need

Snack pack for CCSD Valentine’s Day this year will bring paper hearts and candy as well as an opportunity for Cherry Creek Schools students to give back.

The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation (CCSF) will partner with Raising Kindness Colorado to host a virtual event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14 to promote the creation of snack packs for students in our district to have over spring break and help stock school food pantries. With almost 15,000 students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch and increasing economic challenges with the pandemic, the need is great.

“Our students have incredible capacity for kindness,” CCSF Executive Director Jill Henden said. “We talk about making our community a better place and this partnership is one of many ways our students can make a difference.”

Raising Kindness Colorado is a local non-profit that partners with other organizations to provide children the opportunity to learn about the importance of volunteerism, leadership and community engagement. 

“Now more than ever, we’re looking for meaningful ways to help,” Raising Kindness co-director Kareen Shapiro said. “You never know how much one act of kindness can help someone else.”

The Zoom event will also include a group mindfulness meditation led by a creative arts therapist. The event is limited to 50 people, but anyone can participate in coloring a card and packing a snack until Mar. 1. Details for the event and the snack bag drive are located at the Raising Kindness website


Posted 1/13/21.