Texoma classes adopting Harvey affected classrooms

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DENISON, Texas (KXII) -- Teachers at Mayes elementary are doing their part to help with Harvey relief efforts by adopting classrooms in the Texas Gulf Coast area.

"And so I signed up, I got matched with a second grade classroom in Friendswood, Texas and I've been in contact with that teacher and we've just been trying to figure out what her needs are and what her class needs are," Mayes second grade teacher Lacie Giasson said.

Giasson's second grade class adopted Mrs. HIghtower's second grade class at The Galloway School in Friendswood, Texas.

She joined in after seeing an online blog post about the idea of adopting a classroom affected by Harvey.

"I can only image what that teacher and what that school, those students are going through," Giasson said. "So, it's wonderful that the kids want to pitch in."

Giasson's class has donated everything from backpacks to notebooks.

After seeing the images of the school, the students want to step up and help them out.

"I really think it's really sad because all these people are losing their homes and their schools," student Cailey Hendricks said.

"And I think it was really fun that we got to donate stuff to the Hurricane Harvey people," student Tayden Luper said.

Students in Stephanie Harvey's class have also helped with adopting a classroom at Aldine ISD as they collect money to buy uniforms for the students.

Helping others out put a smile on these student's faces.

"I like to help people out if anything bad happens," student Madison Evens said.

"I like to help anything to help people out," student King Collins said.

These students are learning an important life lesson in the classroom about kindness that can't always be taught by books and pencils.

"Spreading kindness with everything that's happening with the world is a very important thing," Giasson said. "And that's something I kind of wanted to go into this school year with."

The two classes will be continuing to collect donations for the next three weeks.

Mayes Elementary also collected money donations last week that will be sent out for Harvey relief.