“Doing for others and caring for the welfare of others earn the reward for which the whole world is seeking,” asserted Mae Carden. “That reward is happiness.”
We don’t just talk about that philosophy of caring for others at Carden—our students put it into practice and feel the joy of serving. Last month our school participated in a variety of service projects that served children both near and far, and it was gratifying to see our students’ sense of elation as they made a difference in the lives of others.
Here’s a sampling of the good works we witnessed:
- Our B Form (5th grade) classes provided over 200 healthy lunches for homeless children in the Salt Lake Valley. With the help of their generous parents, the students collected the food for the lunches and assembled them. Then Mrs. Strong delivered them to preschool-aged children living at the Road Home shelter.
- Many of our students wrote letters to Syrian refugees living in Slovenia. The children who received these letters live in the largest refugee camp in Europe and have lost their homes, their possessions, and often family members. Mr. and Mrs. Smith personally delivered our letters and reported the children were cheered to receive such thoughtful words of kindness and encouragement.
- The entire school participated in our Food Bank Drive which yielded over 2200 pounds of non-perishable food. When the E Form students delivered the canned and packaged goods, even the Utah Food Bank volunteers were amazed at the volume of their contribution.
Thank you, Carden families, for generously contributing to our recent service projects. You have always proven generous and mindful of those in need, and your children have learned from your example.