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Elementary students share the gift of fire safety

December 14, 2018
By KCS Staff

Santa's elves, wearing KCS blue, are out and about in Kaimuki this week! From December 11-17, elementary classes are visiting neighbors in the surrounding area to hand out free smoke detectors. The Youth Philanthropy Board awarded KCS a "Be the Change" grant, which provided the funds for the school to purchase 135 smoke detectors for this outreach opportunity.

Youth Service Hawaii funds projects that address an identified community need. For this service learning project, KCS was inspired to serve its Kaimuki neighborhood, as the largest population group is 65-84 years old. Because of the older population, KCS wanted to provide its neighbors with working smoke detectors and share information on fire safety and prevention.

Classes scheduled this week walked to their assigned houses to hand deliver the valuable gift. Accompanied by Mr. Kanakanui, pairs of students knocked on doors and rang doorbells, eager to present the smoke detector, a letter, and coloring sheet. Residents who were home greeted students with appreciative words and grateful smiles. What a blessing to meet our neighbors and share a little Christmas joy with them!