Elephants Remember Kids-N-Peace
May 8, 2013 through November 18, 2013
Kids Need to Read Office
Children First Academy
Cee Cee Creech is a ten-year-old young lady who has been knitting elephants to help others for two years. She began knitting elephants for kids whose homes were destroyed by tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri. She went to the town to give the toys to the children, so they would have something—a friend—to call their own. Thus was born Elephants Remember Joplin. Since then, Cee Cee has conducted numerous other charitable projects, including helping our organization with the Kids-N-Peace anti-bullying program. Kids Need to Read regularly receives shipments of the knitted elephants and various other critters from Cee Cee, mom BeLinda, and other knitters who support Elephants Remember Joplin. The knitted toys have become an integral part of the Kids-N-Peace program, befriending bullied children and encouraging students to learn nonviolent coping mechanisms. We are so grateful to BeLinda Creech, the Elephants Remember Joplin knitters, and especially Cee Cee, the compassionate young dynamo who believes with all her heart that no child should ever be bullied, and that all children deserve love, comfort, and friendship.
Photographs © Denise Gary
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