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Helping neighborhood students get back to school

Books and school supplies isolated on whiteIt’s August, and our Autumn Leaves residents are making sure local students are well prepared when they head back to school. Many of our communities have forged special intergenerational bonds with local students, so this month’s service project means a lot to them. The process of “giving back” benefits not only the kids but our residents also experience a higher quality of life as a result. It feels good to do good!

Here are just a few examples of our residents’ “Back To School” service projects this month:

Our former teachers at Overland Park are assembling “Teacher Survival Kits” stocked with lip balm, protein bars, hand sanitizers, Band-Aids, and more! At Georgetown, residents are hosting a school supplies drive and our Cy-Fair residents are doing the same in addition to crafting “Be Kind” yarn dolls for kindergarten teachers to share. Sugarloaf is sponsoring a backpack drive and a snack drive to collect food for students who attend after-school care. Crystal Lake is an official drop-off point for the Salvation Army’s backpack drive and residents are excited to help organize supplies when the drive ends. And over at Westover Hills, residents are making bookmarks for kindergarteners to teach good book etiquette, as well as supporting young readers who might need a little extra help in their reading groups.

Be sure to call or stop by your local Autumn Leaves this August to find out how you can help residents make their Back-To-School service projects a success!