Joy, feeling one's own value ....... feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul. Maria Montessori
Aidan families found a way to make a difference – one human being at a time – by "feeling useful and capable of production." About 25 adults and children gathered on the morning of Saturday, February 24, 2017, to assemble snack bags for people served by our local So Others Might Eat (SOME).
The instructions were as follows:
- Decorate a bag.
- Fill with one water bottle, one piece of fruit (apple or orange), one granola bar.
- Scoop trail mix into a plastic bag.
- Place in box.
Children of all ages, abilities and speed helped make 161 bags. And, there's nothing like a Montessori clean-up crew! All markers were recapped and separated into boxes so that no colors were duplicated. And the crayons were returned to the appropriate cubby in the big box. Ah, their attention to order and detail!
These bags were delivered on Monday by two parent volunteers and two Lower Elementary children, who got a tour of the facility and a lesson on the service SOME provides to the DC community. The management at SOME was overjoyed to be in receipt of our offerings that day because their kitchen was experiencing a plumbing problem and they were so worried that they would not be able to provide sustenance for their clients.
Aidan Families joyfully to the rescue!