MECC Students Kick Off 40 Day Sophia Kindness Challenge

MECC Students Kick Off 40 Day Sophia Kindness Challenge
Posted on 10/30/2018
Sophia's ChallengeStudents at Mason Early Childhood Center stood in a heart formation and kicked off the 40 Day Sophia Kindness Challenge on October 9.

Both the AM and PM kindergartners launched balloons in memory of Sophia Grace Smallwood, the niece of MECC first grade teacher BJ Smallwood (whose students also participated). Sophia Smallwood was born premature with heart defects and passed away on November 10, 2010.

“Sophia shared her love here on earth for 40 beautiful days, but she has continued to share that love from heaven ever since. Sophia's parents have done wonderful work in her name and memory. Working closely with the American Heart Association they have helped spread information, raise money and work with families who have children with heart problems,” explained MECC Kindergarten teacher Michelle Hastings.

From October 9-November 17, the kindergartners are taking on the Sophia Smallwood 40 Day Challenge – a challenge to do random acts of kindness for others for 40 days to spread love and compassion.

"This year, all the students are being given 'Kindness Cards' that will attach to small items to give out to people in our community, explained Hastings. "For example, it could be placed on a water bottle for the mail carrier, on a bottle of detergent at the laundromat, on a treat for a neighbor, or even on a gumball machine with quarters attached!"

If you want to join the challenge or read more about it, visit the Sophia's 40 Day Challenge: Pay It Forward Facebook page.
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