Edmonson Care Den

Edmonson Care Den
Posted on 03/15/2021
Edmonson Care Den
Edmonson Elementary - The School with a BIG Heart
When it comes to caring for others, the Edmonson school family has one of the biggest hearts around. They’ve recently opened the Edmonson Care Den, a closet full of new and gently used items, donated by students,their families and staff members for use by others at the school.
“How many times have you bought shoes or clothes for your kids only to have them worn a few times and suddenly they are too small; or bought a lunchbox that is no longer ‘cool’ to your child?” asked Amy Guzynski, Edmonson’s Principal. “We’ve all gone through it and have a box or bag at home full of these things. We thought, why not set up a closet here at school so these items could be used by someone else in our school family?”
The Edmonson family loved the idea, stocked the Care Den in a few short weeks and now it’s ready for business. The doors will be open before and after school for families to find items they could use and additional donations will restock the shelves throughout the school year.
‘I love this idea! I've been on both sides of needing something for my kids and paying it forward,” said parent Caitlyn Nix “So blessed to be a part of this awesome school family. 🥰!
“At Edmonson we are a Leader In Me school. That means we are always looking for ways to better ourselves and our school family. Leaders use a “see, do, get method to strive for greatness,” said Jillian Fisher, Edmonson parent and staff member. “What better way to show we are leaders and care for our community by having a wonderful place where everyone is welcome to get what they need?”
The Edmonson Care Den, along with other events throughout the school year, are the brainchild of Edmonson Principal Amy Guzynski. “I want to bring joy to our students, our families, our staff,” said Guzynski. “In addition to the Care Den, we safely brought our school family together for a drive through circus in the fall, an outdoor haunted house in October, the Winter Spectacular where families got to enjoy a festive petting zoo with horse and pony rides, and we’re planning an Easter Egg hunt at the end of this month. Even in a pandemic, especially in a pandemic, it is important to find ways to help each other out and share special moments together.”
Important to her is truly an understatement - you may remember last spring, at the beginning of the pandemic, Guzynski rode her bike to the home of every Edmonson student and left a little piece of her heart for each of them (drawing hearts on sidewalks at each home). That little piece of her heart has grown into one huge family heart as Edmonson families are going the extra mile to care for each other.
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