First graders at Washington Drive give back to families in need

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On Nov. 15, Marie Fenter’s first grade class at Washington Drive Primary School welcomed their families as they worked collaboratively to create three Thanksgiving baskets for the community. 

The students wrote what they were most thankful for this year on yellow and orange-colored hand prints, which they used to decorate the exterior of the baskets. 

The school’s special education teacher, Mrs. McCarthy, and social worker, Ms. Zaharia, then distributed the baskets to the Harborfields Alliance for Community Outreach to be delivered to families in need. 

HACO was established in 2001 by Harborfields alumni in hopes of providing all children with basic necessities through community participation and student involvement. 

“I am so very proud of my students participation in this project,” Ms. Fenter said. “I know they all understand the meaning of giving to those in need as well as being thankful for what they have.”