FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Teachers, staff and students at Alyssum Montessori School are taking a pledge of kindness this February.
Students are pledging to practice an act of kindness everyday for the Alyssum Montessori Care-a-thon to raise funds for the school's scholarship program.
Some of the kind acts students are doing include writing kind letters, making chalk art on the sidewalk and making snowmen for their neighborhood, said school parent and board member Charlene Delaney.
"Children are our greatest teachers and our fundraiser is really inspired by how our children have adapted over the last year and what we saw was our children continuing to reach out and make connections and be as kind as they could be, Delaney said."
Each student participating has their own donation page that's updated throughout the month with their kind acts and progress towards the school's $10,000 fundraising goal.
“We believe educational opportunities should be available to families regardless of financial means so we aim to create sustainable pathways that provide 30% of our students with tuition assistance based on financial need,” said Alyssum co-founder and teacher leader Suzy Ulmer.
"The students practice kindness each day at school, and the Care-a-thon is an opportunity to become even more intentional with their efforts."
The fundraiser can be viewed here.
Donations can also be made by texting KindKids to (202) 858-1233.