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Abby Busha delivers on her mantra, 'It's cool to be kind'

Published on Monday, May 11, 2015

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Abby Busha partnered with Gerber Childrenswear to deliver infant clothing, blankets, and underwear to Serenity Place, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, and Greenville Children’s Hospital.
 

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Abby Busha partnered with Gerber Childrenswear to deliver infant clothing, blankets, and underwear to Serenity Place, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, and Greenville Children’s Hospital.

 



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Abby helped collect 920 items for the Greer Soup Kitchen and $200. 
 

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Abby helped collect 920 items for the Greer Soup Kitchen and $200. 

 



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Abby and her brother, Whitt, worked together at the Salvation Army Red Kettle at a mall.
 
 

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Abby and her brother, Whitt, worked together at the Salvation Army Red Kettle at a mall.

 

 



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Abby continues to volunteer with the Greenville Humane Society by collecting needed items.
 

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Abby continues to volunteer with the Greenville Humane Society by collecting needed items.

 



Abby Busha of Woodland Elementary School is setting an example of leadership by using “7 Habits of Happy Kids” by Sean Covey.

"I have loved learning about the ‘7 Habits of Happy Kids! Habit #1,’” Abby said. “Be proactive, is one of my favorites. It tells you to do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.” 

The past year has kept Abby busy by working with non-profits to help improve lives of people and animals. She has put in more than 75 hours of community service during the 2014-2015 school year and donated more than $10,000 in items to various charities. 

"I love helping other people and being able to give back to my community,” Abby said. “There are a lot of people and animals without homes, families or food, so anything I can do to help out, I will. "

The Greer Soup Kitchen was one of Abby's biggest projects raising funds and collecting needed items. She collected 920 items for the kitchen and $200. 

Abby worked with the Salvation Army Angel Tree in the mall at Christmas. She was able to collect and donate toys valued at $1,194. 

The students raised $2,300 for Happy Hooves’ Christmas at the Barn, a Therapeutic Equestrian Center. The day was full of fun activities. Abby worked at the arts and crafts table the day of the event, and spent another afternoon helping to decorate and get ready for the event. They will use the money raised to help with horse therapy for disabled children. 

Abby continues to volunteer with the Greenville Humane Society by collecting needed items for them. Since volunteering she has collected more than 100 feet of newsprint for animals kennels. She has also donated canned food, detergent, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer.

But Abby said her favorite part is when she and Whitt, her kindergartner brother, visit with the animals.

Abby has also partnered with Gerber Childrenswear and has been able to deliver infant clothing, blankets, and underwear to Serenity Place, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, and Greenville Children’s Hospital. 

“Abby has really become a leader in her classroom and school over the last couple of years,” Ellen Busha, Abby’s mother, said. “She loves to help her friends out in class when they need help with schoolwork, she helps her teachers when needed and quickly volunteers for any projects in school.

“I think learning at an early age to help others, whether it is in school, at home or in your community, is something great for all children to be exposed to. We always say in our house, ‘It's Cool to be Kind.’”

 

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