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Club teaches students empathy
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Students of the First Presbyterians Kindness Club decorate brown paper bags that will hold donated items for the areas homeless. - photo by Photo provided.

Students at First Presbyterian Christian Academy are learning what it means to be kind through the school’s Kindness Club.

The club, which has 28 K-5th grade members, recently held a jacket drive and collected items to be donated to the area’s homeless.

To join, students must do 10 random acts of kindness and document them.

Alana Duncan, club advisor and FPCA’s kindergarten and elementary school director, said she contacted the Hinesville Homeless Coalition and asked what items were needed. She then talked with students about what it means to be homeless.

Students decorated bags with quotes about kindness, scriptures and drawings.

The bags were filled Feb. 7 with donated items, which included a jacket, blanket, wash cloth and toiletries.

Each student also added one extra item of any kind that they would want if they were homeless.

The bags will be given to agencies such as the Hinesville Police Department and Hinesville Fire Department to be given to those in need.

Pastor Roland Banks of First Presbyterian Church will also have bags.

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