The rainbow hearts and message at our First Grammar Mentone says it all: “Just keep smiling, because when you smile, you light up the world around you.”
And if that message on the footpath doesn’t do the trick, the teddy bears, balloons and streamers in the window are bringing plenty of joy to children attending the centre and the families strolling past on their daily walk.
Take what you need, add if you can
Thinking about others is a great way to see us through this crisis and we’ve been amazed at the generosity of so many of our families. The community pantry at our Toongabbie centre is chock a block with donations of pantry items left by those who can for those in need. It’s the kindness we’ve seen so often over the years and now being shown in so many years.
Our thoughts are also with the children who are self-isolating at home, making sure that they stay in touch with their friends attending the centre so that parents are able to continue working. First Grammar Seven Hills has started a pen pal system for children at home to write to children at school.
It’s a simply but lovely way to keep up the connection and a reminder that we are all in this together.
At First Grammar Bankstown the centre has been frantically busy in several ways to support the community, from their beautiful rainbow trail , to dinner packs and even Zoom catch ups once a week with their families.
What are you doing to spread kindness and show others that you are thinking of them at this time? We’d love to hear your stories.