Holiday Hugs: Thank You for Sharing the Love

Holiday Hugs, Thank You for Sharing the Love

Wow! When Holiday Hugs from Buncee first started, our goal was to bring a little joy to children who were spending the holidays in hospitals. Students were encouraged to create Holiday Hug Buncees containing holiday greetings and well wishes, then share them to a Buncee Board. Amy Storer founded this beautiful initiative, and we worked together with our community to gather as many Holiday Hug Buncees as we could. We were astounded at the overwhelmingly supportive response from our community. Altogether, over 1000 Holiday Hugs Buncees were created! Students from across the globe came together to spread some love this holiday season, from as far away as Argentina and Australia! 

We are truly astonished and touched by the enormous outpouring of love we’ve seen from you all. Amy Storer shared her heartfelt thanks with everyone with a Buncee video message: 

Thank you, from Amy Storer

 

We were thrilled to help spread some holiday cheer to children in hospitals, but we were also hoping this project would help encourage empathy in students. Happily, it seems Holiday Hugs from Buncee was able to do just that! Students were eager to create and share some holiday joy with others. Amy Storer shared some thoughts her students had while creating and sharing their Holiday Hug Buncees:

It made me joyful inside to help kids who would be spending their holidays in a hospital-Kennedy

It felt good to give this others, and I really want the best for them-Kohen

I didn't want to remind them why they were in there or how, but instead try to bring them joy and happiness-Sienna

 

In addition to the 1000+ Buncees that have been shared online, the Buncee Team printed out Buncees, and delivered them to children in hospitals in the New York area! Hospital staff shared the Buncees with patients, and used them as decorations to brighten up the hallways. 

 

Eda and Shinn Delivering Buncees

Eda and Shinn delivering Holiday Hug Buncees

Hospital staff with Holiday Hugs

Hospital staff with Holiday Hug Buncees

Decking the Halls with Holiday Hugs

Decking the halls with Holiday Hug Buncees

 

Together, you made the holidays truly special for children going through a difficult time. We are continually inspired by the wonderful students and educational professionals in our community, and we look forward to another year of sharing, learning, and inspiring others as we move forward into 2020. From all of us at Buncee, we thank you for sharing the love! 

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About Amy Storer

Amy is a graduate of Lamar University with a Master’s in Educational Technology Leadership. She truly loves being an instructional coach and the lead technology integration mentor for Montgomery ISD.  This year is her 4th year as a campus coach, and she loves calling Keenan Elementary her home. She has taught grades 1-4, and thinks of those students often. She holds two Teacher of the Year distinctions and, in 2015, she was a top 4 finalist in HEB’s Excellence in Education in the “Leadership Elementary” category. She is an educator that encourages and motivates others to reach far beyond the classroom walls to make the learning more meaningful and inspiring. She has a true passion for working with other educators and students to encourage them to make and foster global connections. 

Her and her husband have been together for over 20 years, and their favorite people call them Mamie and Uncle TT. 

Follow her on Twitter @techamys, and her blog: https://converseintheclassroom.blogspot.com/

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