MORRISTOWN, NJ - The rain and chill in the air might have made for a gloomy Tuesday, but inside at Care One in Morristown, the living room was full of warmth and caring. The Democratic Governance Room Representatives from Unity Charter School voted to spend an afternoon with the residents as part of the school's monthly service project. The entire student body in the K-8 school created winter cards and decorations for the resident earlier in the month and the Representatives thought it was not enough just to have a teacher drop them off. An eighth-grade student, Nick Schreiber, made the suggestion for the trip.
The students practiced their conversation skills and how to be patient and kind with the residents prior to the big day. It paid off tremendously. Both the students and residents enjoyed robust conversations and worked together to make recycled snowflakes out of paper towel tubes. It was evident that this trip brightened everyone's day.
Unity teachers, Kimberly McCurnin and Jennifer Carcich, worked with Margaret Brown from Care One to make the trip possible and look forward to having another session together in the spring. Everyone left the craft session with a happy heart.