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Sugar Land Middle School students bring joy and kindness to Houston preschoolers who have faced homelessness

FORT BEND ISD (March 27, 2024) - Students from two Sugar Land Middle School clubs - Accepting Responsible Male Strengths and We Imagine New possibilities, We are Girls Soaring - donated art supplies and participated in an Easter egg hunt during a recent visit to a Houston area preschool program for children who have experienced homelessness.

“This is the second year in a row that the clubs have worked together to help this wonderful program,” FBISD social worker Roderick Martin said. “Our students really enjoy it, and they are learning about service.”

During the visit, FBISD students from the clubs, which go by the acronyms ARMS and WINGS, helped children in the House of Tiny Treasures program hunt for hidden eggs in the preschool’s outdoor play area and blow bubbles that were also donated by the students as a surprise. The preschoolers’ smiles, laughter and excitement as they ran around were proof positive of the impact the Sugar Land Middle School students are making with their acts of kindness and generosity.

“The children at the House of Tiny Treasures have also made an impact on the students in our clubs,” Sugar Land Middle School counselor Kimberly Seright said. “It was their idea to return to Tiny Treasures this year.”

SEARCH Homeless Services runs the preschool program located in Houston’s Third Ward. Representative Cyan Reed said, “the kids are so excited for this day!”

The program gives children a safe environment during the day while parents go to appointments and take care of other business. The program also offers bus service for children who presently live in shelters with their parents.

“While we’re helping the parents, we are also helping their kids,” Reed said.

The House of Tiny Treasures provides early childhood education, nutritious meals, art and playtime, and speech therapy to help children thrive and succeed. To learn more about SEARCH, House of Tiny Treasures and other services offered for anyone facing homelessness, visit searchhomeless.org.