Photo of the Day: November 19, 2021

Big Blue Marble Academy
photo from Big Blue Marble Academy

Each day, we will bring you a photo of the day, showcasing the sights of Williamson County (and beyond). Whether it’s a photo of a local landmark, a park, a photo from an event or just a great photo from the area, we want to showcase our local communities throughout the next year.

Today’s photo comes from Franklin Big Blue Marble Academy. They are filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to donate to underprivileged youth worldwide through their annual partnership with Samaritan’s Purse for the Operation Christmas Child program, part of BBMA’s Heart Projects. The program founded by Samaritan’s Purse, a nonprofit organization providing spiritual and physical aid to people around the world, allows BBMA students to collect items, assemble the boxes, and ship gift-filled shoeboxes to children around the world.

With a goal of assembling 1,250 shoeboxes, BBMA students nationwide gathered boxes for National Collection Week (Nov. 15-19), where school directors, with the help of our youngest learners, delivered them to nearby collection sites.

An important aspect of BBMA’s whole-child focus is taught through service learning–hands-on, real-life, global- and cause-focused Heart Projects. Heart Projects are integrated into BBMA’s research and play-based global curriculum, so children have the ability to solve real-world problems and make meaningful contributions to the lives of others.

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