The plight of Haiti has touched everyone in Westport — young and old.
Last week the Kings Highway Elementary School Caring Council — students who spearhead acts of kindness and spirit during the school year — organized a collection for the devastated land.
All week long, the youngsters collected coins in glass jars. On Friday they gathered the donations in huge, heavy buckets, jars and cans. In just 5 days students, staff and families raised $3,997.96. (What — no one added an extra $2.04 to make it an even 4K?)
On Friday KHS PTA Social Action Committee chair Merideth Haas and her son Henry presented a check to Save the Children — the Westport-based relief organization.
There’s no better lesson in thinking locally, and acting globally.