Students Packing Toys to Honor Former Classmate

Created: 11/29/2012 7:02 AM KSTP.com By: Michael Brannen

null Third graders at Heritage Christian Academy are packing up hundreds of toys for young hospital patients, to fulfill the wishes of one of their late classmates. Eight-year-old Amara Weidinger passed away on July 26, 2012, after a battle with a mysterious illness. “Amara’s Acts of Kindness” was started following her passing as a means to spread her kindness. As part of the effort, tomorrow, November 30, her classmates will pack up cars full of toys donated by Blip Toys in Minnetonka. The toys will go to patients at Children’s Hospital in both Minnneapolis and St. Paul. All of the toys will have notes attached from the third graders that will share a special Amara’s message of carrying out an act of kindness each day.

The students will pack at the school starting at 2:00 p.m. The school is at 15655 Bass Lake Road. The toys will be delivered at 3:00 p.m. to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.