Third-grader Mia LeRoux brought her Looms for Love nonprofit to Nayatt School Friday afternoon, Oct. 4, as the first community service project of the year for the MAC (multi-age classroom).
Mia and about five dozen of her classmates – grades 1 to 3 – spent about 90 minutes making multi-colored Rainbow Loom bracelets out of rubber bands for hospitalized kids and residents of nursing homes.
Looms for Love, a nonprofit started by her and her parents, wants to collect 500 bracelets by Nov. 1, said Ana Cabrera, who is working with Mia and her parents to spread the word about Looms for Love all over Barrington and in other RI schools down the road.
The children making the bracelets and handwritten notes to go with them are all in the first-, second- and third-grade classrooms of Kathy Kwolek, Debbier Ferreira and Nathalie Froncillo. The children mix regularly for certain projects and teaching. Like they were on Friday, the older kids help the younger children, said Kwolek.
Go to the Looms for Love website if you want to help other kids or start your own chapter. After all, says Mia: “Everyone deserves a little rainbow in their heart.”