As part of the Yavneh Academy seventh grade Operation Respect empathy unit in Advisory, the students are coordinating a campaign to help the residents of the Hackensack homeless shelter. Students ran a sale of hats, gloves and scarves for people to donate to the residents of the Hackensack homeless shelter. Additionally, they decorated gift bags that will be used for deliveries to the shelter.
The Yavneh students also videoed a performance for the shelter. Students spoke about the importance of hope, continuing to dream and believing that better days are coming and sang the songs “One Day” and “A Million Dreams” as they spoke about the gift bags they were sending. Prior to the performance, it was impressed upon the students the Kiddush Hashem that they are doing by organizing Project Respect and the importance of focusing on giving, especially during this time of year.