Kind Kids Club inspires other schools around the country

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- February is "Random Acts Of Kindness" month, but a Fresno elementary school works all year long to show love to others when they least expect it. Students with the "Kind Kids Club" are inspiring other kids across the country to do the same.

Dozens of first graders at Starr Elementary are getting help from their sixth grade buddies for a special crafting project. The scarves they are making together will eventually be worn by patients at a local memory care facility.
It's just one of the projects students in the "Kind Kids Club" are working on this year.

"They think its nice to be able to give back to someone else... its amazing their heart really goes out to them," said Marceen Farsakian, club founder.

Marceen Farsakian launched this club four years ago with her first grade class, and over the years it has grown tremendously. Now, every first grade classroom is involved, and a separate after school club allows older kids on campus to get in on the fun.

"I love being a part of it because you make crafts and you help people in need," said Kora Mitchell, second grade student.

One of their "acts of kindness" last year involved collecting toys and books for patients at Valley Children's Hospital. The hospital was so thankful, they sent George the Giraffe on a chopper to the school as a special treat!

This year they're bringing the same collection drive back. And two days before their drive ends, they have already exceeded their goal.

"For our kids being able to think outside of themselves and to know you can make a difference in any was is really important," said Charlie Reynolds, Starr Elementary Principal.

This movement that began in one Northwest Fresno classroom has now made its way to the East Coast. Counselors at campuses as far away as New York are using their model as example, touching the hearts of others there. null
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