Carolyn Sumcizk’s first-graders at Bayville Primary School created holiday cards for a young girl whom they haven’t met – 6-year-old Addie Fausett. Because of an illness, Addie cannot play with other children in the same way a healthy child can. Her family hoped that by getting cards from children all over the country, she would feel as if she were surrounded by friends.

For the children in Sumcizk’s class, the lesson came with many benefits. They learned that not everyone their age has the ability to do the same things they do. They also discovered that it is very easy to help others feel good, all while brushing up on their writing and drawing skills.

The beautiful handmade cards were sent to Addie’s home in Utah.