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Why kindness matters: Kids share reasons they donate to Hurricane Matthew relief

(Kristen Hampton | WBTV) (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

We’ve seen so many stories of so many people donating to the victims of Hurricane Matthew. People have given water, food, money and time to help the people who are suffering Mother Nature’s wrath.

One group of kids at North Rowan Elementary School decided they wanted to help too.

Piles of bottled water and canned goods line the walls outside the school office. The movement started as a simple gesture of kindness.

We went to Ms. Sheets 4th grade class to ask the group just why they wanted to help.

“Kindness never goes out of fashion,” one student said.

Sheets said her class came up with the idea after watching news footage of the destruction caused by flooding from Matthew. “They really surprised me by how seriously they took it,” Sheets said.

The group talked about the chaos they’ve seen in affected areas and why they believe it’s important to help. “You should care about others the way you want people to care about you,” one student said.

The kids talked about kindness and why it’s important to be nice to people, even people you don’t know.

“You have one hand for helping yourself, and another hand for helping other people,” one student said.

The class has come together to collect the supplies they hope to have shipped to the eastern part of North Carolina worst impacted by flooding.

Their efforts have spread throughout the school and they soon hope to have enough supplies to fill up a whole truck… with kindness.

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