MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Community Crafters has awarded its inaugural Medal of Kindness to nursery school student Paul Hart.

Paul’s grandmother, Debbie Hart, is a member of the organization. When Paul was told by his grandmother that she was making a shawl for nursing home residents, he told her how happy the people would be to get them. Realizing Paul would be visiting the nursing home with his class, the members of the Crafters were asked if they could make some shawls for Paul and his class to give to the residents.

The Crafters came through, as they usually do, and Paul and his class brought shawls and smiles to the residents. It was a rewarding experience for all involved.

The Crafters plan on making this an annual event.