COOL SCHOOL: Students help comfort kids in Dominican Republic

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Posted on February 17, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 6:58 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Liberty Elementary in Oldham County is being recognized as a “Cool School” for a project that went international.

Over the month of January, students made and collected 600 rainbow loom bracelets to send to children in the Dominican Republic. The idea was that the colorful bracelets would comfort the children while they waited to see doctors and nurses visiting from Kentucky.

“Nothing makes me more proud than watching them give their own toys and items. That’s their toy and their bracelets they make for themselves. My heart is full to know they gave so much,” school counselor Paula Moore said.

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At a school wide assembly on Monday students saw pictures for the first time of the children in the Dominican Republic wearing the bracelets.

Student council member McKenna Pyle said, “They were so happy. I liked how they were smiling. It feels as if we are so close to them even though we have never met them in person.”   
 
Nearly every month the school participates in a Give Back Project to help out the community. This is the last year Liberty Elementary will actually exist because the building needs more millions of dollars worth of repairs. Students and staff say doing projects like this is helping them make positive lasting memories before the schools shuts its doors for good.

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