Happiness and joy decked the halls of the Claiborne Pell Elementary School in Newport, RI for Pell’s annual holiday giveaway!
Families were provided toys, goods from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s food pantry, and refurbished bikes from Bike Newport. All children were fitted with bikes, bells, and helmets- helmets provided by the Newport Rotary Club. Some children who were in attendance learned how to ride their new bicycle up and down the school corridor. Before leaving, all families stopped by the RI Waves table and learned how to Stop, Look & Wave before they rode off with HUGE smiles upon their faces, and pins and bumper stickers to help them to Be Noticed!
We enjoyed this day as much as the families. Check out some of the families and individuals who learned the RI Wave!
Allyson McCalla, RI Waves Program Coordinator