Mile High Academy teacher Russel Palmer was planning to visit Dollar Tree to buy care package supplies for foster kids as part of his Fostering Love Real World Learning class, but they hadn’t raised any money yet. Palmer’s class is working to help foster kids all over the Denver metro area.

When he announced this to the class, the kids jumped out of their seats, opened their wallets and started handing him their own money.

“Palmer I got you! We can use my money for supplies for foster kids!” enthused the students in his class.

“What an amazing picture of truly cheerful givers,” Palmer said. “I know God smiles at their hearts. We went to Dollar Tree and purchased toiletries, school supplies and toys for foster kids in Colorado. We got our first box packed full of stuff and sent the box off to Hope and Home.”

Agape Hammond is director of marketing and communications for Mile High Academy.