Corinth Elementary Students Have Heart

Corinth Elementary Students Have Heart
Shawnee Mission School District

Corinth Elementary students recently hosted a bandage drive for Noah’s Bandage Project, collecting 339 boxes of fun, decorative bandages for the nonprofit organization.

The school-wide service project kicked off at the start of Kindness Week and continued for two weeks. Students across all grade levels brought in boxes of bandages, watching the collection grow larger every day. As a culminating activity, Student Council (STUCO) students put together a heart-shaped display of all the boxes of bandages in the front hall.

Anna Terlouw, fifth-grade teacher and STUCO sponsor, shared that the best part of the drive was watching how excited students were to contribute to the collection of bandages.

“Every student from Kindergarten to sixth grade has been able to participate,” Terlouw shared. “I would love to make this an annual tradition at Corinth.”

Fifth grader Jack Engelman explained that the bandage drive helped serve as a reminder that it’s important to help others in our community. “We can do so much to help other people when we work together,” said Engelman.

The mission of Noah’s Bandage Project is to end childhood cancer through awareness, support, and the gift of hope. Noah’s Bandage Project does this by collecting fun bandages and giving them to kids that need them and raising money to fund pediatric cancer research. The project is named after Noah Wilson who started the project. The project continues “in honor of Noah and his legacy.” 

During the morning announcements, Noah’s father, Scott Wilson, warmly thanked the Corinth Elementary students for the donation of bandages. He shared that the bandages collected will bring comfort to kids in hospitals and clinics around the world.

“Thank you for carrying on Noah’s heart and wanting to be a part of what he started. These 339 boxes will bring thousands and thousands of smiles. Thank you for helping to make an impact all across the world,” expressed Wilson.