"Acts of Kindness" at CMS Support Make-A-Wish
Kirsten Broschinsky, Director of Annual Giving for Make-A-Wish Northeastern NY, stopped by Chatham Middle School to talk with the students about the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the wishes they grant to children battling life-threatening illnesses. As part of the December 14th assembly, Middle School math Teacher Tracy Fuller shared her personal experience with Make-A-Wish and highlighted the very positive impact the Foundation made on her family. The Foundation delivered a playground set to her backyard when her then-three-year-old her daughter (now an eighth grader) was battling brain cancer eleven years ago.
On Friday, December 16th, as a fundraising effort of Make-A-Wish, the students wrote letters of encouragement and kindness to Santa at Macy’s. For every letter Santa receives, Macy's will donate a dollar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The event is part of the Middle School’s character theme of the month, which is Acts of Kindness. Along with encouraging random acts of kindness, the school is carrying out three school-wide acts of kindness planned for December – students writing letters to service members stationed overseas, making holiday cards for school staff, and writing letters to Santa for Make-A-Wish.