For the second year, students from Eagle River Christian School combined care with a class field trip by bringing sack lunches and socks to distribute to the homeless on the streets near the Anchorage-based Brother Francis Shelter. In 2015, the fourth and fifth-grade class made the trip with their parental chaperones. Last week, the second through fifth-grade students packed more than 100 lunches and were driven by parent volunteers and school staff to Anchorage to give out the lunches and socks. Michelle Caldwell, the ERCS principal, said school staff plans to make the field trip a yearly event.
The ECHO News wishes to give “Kudos” to students for not only thinking of others but also taking action to do good. The ECHO News also wishes to give “Kudos” to the parents and school staff willing to make the effort for this unique type of field trip.