Giving back is the goal of 4th graders and their teacher at the Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School.

They enthusiastically embarked on Operation: Give Back.

There’s a lot of ways they’ve been working on changing the world.

The students have been collecting redeemable bottles to help the planet and its animals. 

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That’s not all. They also make care packages for the homeless. They keep those packages in the car while driving with their parents. That way, if they see a homeless person while in the car, they can stop and give a package to them.

They also included handwritten notes, plus, a mountain of donated clothes.

This gives them the opportunity to realize how it feels to truly make a difference. 

Watch the video above for more.