A Cooperstown senior is helping to brighten the holidays for families in need – one personal hygiene product at a time.
As part of National Honor Society—inspired community service, Sara Fountain coordinated an effort that led to the collection of a carload of “Kindness Kits” for the Cooperstown Food Pantry.
“I feel that it is very important that we help others especially during the holidays,” Fountain said.
NHS advisor Monica Wolfe said Fountain’s effort was extra special.
“She took total initiative. She came to me for some guidance, but she called the food pantry herself, talked to the teachers herself and coordinated all the donations herself,” Wolfe said.
When Fountain reached out to the food pantry to inquire about what was needed, the response she received was that personal hygiene items like soap and toothpaste were in demand.
Fountain worked with Ms. Pindar’s classes to help gather the supplies and Mrs. Pudlewski, who encouraged students to write poems about strength and hope for inclusion with the kits.
“To me, that is special,” Wolfe said.
For Fountain, this effort has inspired her to do more.
“I hope to continue to volunteer at the food pantry and help them with whatever they may need,” Fountain said.