The 7th and 8th grade Encore students at J.T. Moore are excited to tell you about our upcoming service project: “Hats and Hearts, Gloves and Love.” This project is designed to create warm wishes and warm bodies through the creation of inspirational cards and letters as well as the collection of gloves, hats, scarves and socks for the homeless of Nashville.
Students will spend the week learning about homelessness and the ways the nation and our city are combating this issue. Our guiding question will be, “How can I as a citizen of the world, understand and impact the lives of our homeless neighbors.” Later in the school year, students and their families will have the opportunity to participate in “Cardboard Box City”, a project designed to give an insider’s view of homelessness.
A collection area will be set up in the front hallway of J.T. Moore for the week of February 16-19 where families can drop off new and gently used/clean hats, scarves, gloves and new socks.
The cards, letters and winter wear will be delivered by students to some of Nashville’s homeless residents.
Prizes will be awarded for the most creative and inspirational cards.