Lyman Students Break Record With Reading Service Project

from Spartanburg District 5 News

Students at Lyman Elementary School have opened up a *new chapter*, on a traditional service project, and shown what it really means to give back to their community!For another year,

For another year, 4th grade students at Lyman participated in their annual project, “Read To Feed The Hungry”, benefiting the Greer Soup Kitchen and Middle Tyger Community Center.Teacher, Patti Simmons, started the project back in 2002 and it has grown every year. Students set a goal of reading a certain number of books during a 2-week “reading blitz”, and then collect pledges from friends and family members. The idea is to collect so many canned food items for each book they read.

Teacher Patti Simmons started the project back in 2002 and it has grown every year. Students set a goal of reading a certain number of books during a 2-week “reading blitz”, and then collect pledges from friends and family members. The idea is to collect so many canned food items for each book they read.Then, last Friday, the entire 4th grade showed up at the Greer Soup Kitchen to deliver the results of their hard work. The final result: they collected more than 10,000 cans!!!

Then, last Friday, the entire 4th grade showed up at the Greer Soup Kitchen to deliver the results of their hard work. The final result: they collected more than 10,000 cans!!! The much-needed food will go to stock the kitchen’s pantry and feed homeless residents and families in and around Greer for months to come.

Amazing job, Lyman! We are so proud of you!

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