give gifts - learn life lessons
March 28, 2017 - Cuddebackville, NY - Students
at Hamilton Bicentennial School are always learning about
the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Each
month a different habit is reviewed. During the month
of February, third grade students were responsible for
sharing Habit #5: Seek first to understand, then to be
understood. This habit stresses empathy.
The students participating in this lesson learned that every
day, hundreds of people are diagnosed with some form of
cancer. Many of these people need to undergo
chemotherapy treatments. This is an emotionally and
physically exhausting experience. To ease this
process, the HBE family went to work.
Students and their families packed and delivered 73 "Comfort
Bags" for cancer patients at Orange Regional Cancer
Treatment Center. The comfort bags containing hand
sanitizer, lotion, socks, a blanket, bottle of water,
chapstick, puzzle books, mints, and notecards. In
total, 73 comfort bags were filled and delivered to patients
What was started as a teaching lesson to show the power of
the Seven Habits turned into something far beyond
expectation. The nurses and staff at Orange Regional
Cancer Treatment Center were overjoyed and so appreciative
of the donations.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a success!
HBE 3rd Graders Create Comfort Bags for Cancer Patients