KCC Preschool Students Aid Houston Preschool

Family members aid Kirklin Christian Church Preschool students during their effort to aid a Houston Preschool at Octoberfest on Saturday.

The Kirklin Christian Church Preschool students continued on their mission Saturday at the Kirklin Octoberfest event to aid a Houston preschool that was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey last month.

The youngsters, under the direction of Preschool Director Debbie Kouns, had a lemonade stand during the celebration. Their goal was to raise enough funds to purchase the educational items the teacher at the Houston Preschool had on her Amazon wishlist.

According to Kouns, they earned $550 from the lemonade stand. In addition, the Kirklin Christian Church ladies group, Sisters in Service, took a collection and matched it with funds from their treasury and presented the preschool group with an additional $450 which made a grand total of $1,000 going to the Houston preschool.

Kouns said the effort was through a preschool group called Pre-K Pages that is headquartered in Dallas. Kouns added the funds will be sent to a temporary location until they can find a more permanent space.

Kouns went on to say that this project will not only assist a teacher, students and families that were devastated by the horrible flooding, it make the KCC Preschool students more aware of the world around them and the act of kindness, generosity and empathy.

Funds were collected from those visiting the stand on a freewill donation basis.