School Kids with Big Hearts for the Rainbow Room

The importance of instilling selflessness, empathy and philanthropy is at the heart of Sojourn Academy’s approach to “teaching the whole child,” so instead of merely giving and receiving Valentine’s cards and candy this year, several of our grade levels chose to come together to bestow a love offering to The Rainbow Room.

“It is never too early to learn to give to those most in need,” says Paula Sparks, one of Sojourn Academy’s Kindergarten Teachers, “and this year for Valentine’s Day rather than the children giving each other Valentine’s Day cards, gifts, etc, they decided they wanted to do a more profound ‘act of love.’”

The importance of instilling selflessness, empathy and philanthropy is at the heart of Sojourn Academy’s approach to “teaching the whole child,” so instead of merely giving and receiving Valentine’s cards and candy this year, several of our grade levels chose to come together to bestow a love offering to The Rainbow Room. 

The Rainbow Room is a 24/7 resource center located within the Child Protective Services (CPS) offices where caseworkers can gather new and essential items needed for the kids on their caseload whose lives are in crisis. The Rainbow Room provides children with many basic needs, like formula, diapers, and lotion, but the Rainbow Room also houses items that comfort a child after removal, like a stuffed animal, new pajamas, and books.

Sojourn Academy students, from Kindergarten to 6th Grade, contributed the following:  

Stuffed animals

Books

Pajamas

Stickers, crayons, colored pencils

‘Lovey’ blankets made by the students

The students and teachers, after gathering all the contributions, came together to pray over these love offerings. The prayers were full of our students’ hope that peace, comfort, and joy will come to those precious children in distress. 

About Sojourn Academy

Sojourn Academy, formerly known as Oak Ridge Christian Academy, is a 2017 Texas Private Schools Association featured school. We are a fully accredited, distinctly Christian, classical school known for producing students of spiritual and academic excellence, offering education for grades Pre-K - 12.   

Sojourn Academy is located at 27420 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North, TX  77385.

 

For more information about Sojourn Academy, please call 281.298.5800 or visit www.sojournacademy.org.

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