The Academy Charter School students and Rainbow Kitchen, partnered together to brighten the holidays and the lives of Pittsburgh-area homeless. The students stuffed holiday stockings with hand-made winter hats, lip balm, shaving cream and razor, facial soap, lotion, Kleenex, shampoo & conditioner, toothpaste and tooth brush and restaurant gift cards. The stockings were then passed out to the Rainbow Kitchen patrons at an event that included lots of smiles and hugs to warm the chilly winter weather.
The Academy Charter School has implemented a Good Neighbor Initiative that allows our students to give back to their community and help them to understand that they are part of a larger society of caring individuals. Our students look forward to continuing to volunteer in future projects.