Meet Sam! Sam is a student at New Scotland Elementary School. Sam and his classmates were able to take two great field trips in 2012 as second graders, one to the Albany Rescue Mission and the other to the Albany Ronald McDonald House.
At the Albany Rescue Mission the students took a tour and learned about why people go to homeless shelters. After the tour the students ate lunch with the staff and volunteers and the whole class cleaned up the cafeteria when they were finished.
At the Albany Ronald McDonald House the students were given a tour and they learned about how the organization was formed. Before they left the students gave the staff cookies that they decorated themselves for the children who come to the house.