Wednesday, February 16, 2011
My students are the best!
It's been a while, and this week has been packed. I work at a boarding school for underprivileged kids and every year we have "Creativity Week" where teachers split up into groups with students to work on projects. The students and teachers come up with ideas for the projects and then get to pick which they want to participate in. It's a great week where we get away from textbooks and homework and have FUN! My group is doing "Pamper Day". We are volunteering at a homeless shelter giving the ladies there makeovers to help them get ready for job interviews. This is the second year we've done it and it's a blast. We manage to get discounted makeup and also free samples from different counters at the mall and makeup stores and are able to give each lady a full set of makeup.....right down to the mascara. We also do manicures for the ladies and they get to keep a nail polish. We've been lucky enough to get Visible Changes and The Paul Mitchell School students to help do the ladies' hair these two years too. It was quite an event last year and is going well again this year. It is always heartwarming to see how much people are willing to help us in our endeavor (we only had to spend $250 to serve over 60 women!) and the students are great. I am always much more grateful to work at my school after seeing the girls give so much time and effort to other people. It's so special too since most of our students come from poor families themselves. We know they're great kids, we just don't always see it during the school day! So here's my plug, if any of you know of someone who can help us get makeup, samples, etc., please contact me! We do this once a year but would love to be able to do it more often if we had the funds and supplies. Thanks!