February is Kindness Month. Throughout the month of February, the Brown School Community will be encouraged to perform random acts of kindness with the aim of making kindness the norm and making a positive difference every day. Kindness ideas and inspiration can be found on the February Kindness Calendar and additional resources can be found at https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/
As part of Kindness Month, the 5th and 6th grades will partner with Cans for a Cause and compete in a Change Wars. During the month of February, there will be 2 change jars in the cafeteria for student donations. At the end of the month, the grade that collects the most money will win and all of the money collected will be donated to the charity of their choice. 5th grade is competing for Yale New Haven Children's Hospital (https://www.ynhh.org/childrens-hospital/about.aspx) and 6th grade is competing for Animal Haven (http://theanimalhavenct.org/).
Students are encouraged to earn money to donate by participating in Cans for a Cause which is an organization founded by a Brown 5th grader. Cans for a Cause aims to empower children and teens to get involved and give back by collecting and returning refundable bottles and cans and donating the proceeds to charity. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions or to request more information.