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Student project shares kindness across state line

First Grade Teacher Amy Oades of Lakewood Elementary in the Blue Valley School District loves to read. Her students do, too. They also love to make cards, so they started a Kindness Cards business, making cards and selling them to people in their community.

The students raised $60 this year and wanted to use the money to share their love of literacy with the students Lead to Read KC serves:

When I knew we wanted to donate, I looked at many organizations around KC, but yours really spoke to me. First grade is all about reading, and we are lucky to have lots of books and support in our district,” said Amy Oades, First Grade Teacher at Lakewood Elementary.

Kindness cards created by Mrs. Oades’ first grade students.

Our hearts are full! On behalf of all the students Lead to Read KC serves, we would like to recognize Mrs. Oades and her students for giving back to the community. We’re thrilled they chose Lead to Read KC as the recipient of their donation, and we’re excited to be able to share the Kindness Cards with our students. Many thanks!

Lead to Read KC Reading Mentor John Eyler and his student receiving a Kindness Card at Citizens of the World Kansas City.
Kindness Cards logo.


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