The students in Julie Romano’s fifth-grade class at Sarah Dyer Barnes Elementary School learned some valuable lessons through recent activities centered on humanitarians.
Part of an event entitled “Humanitarians for Hasbro” began with a study asking students “What is a Humanitarian?” Romano’s class learned the term defines a person who works to improve the lives and living conditions of other people without wanting anything in return.
Thus, the fifth-graders decided to become humanitarians by starting a fundraising effort named “Humanitarians for Hasbro,” which impressed many other students and staffers at the school.
“Our students collected donations in form of newly purchased books, coloring books, crayons, markers, paints, drafts, etc.,” Romano said. “The fundraiser ran from March 25 to April 5, and since then the items have been donated to the Hasbro Children’s Hospital for use in the various libraries and activity centers found through their facility in Providence.”