For three weeks in July, a Title 1 elementary school that we serve offered a “Bridge to Kindergarten” program for incoming students, many of whom had not attended preschool and needed additional help to prepare for starting school. Fourteen of our volunteers worked one-on-one with the 46 students to help them learn their letters, with the target of every child being able to write their name. We were happy to see the progress that students made with each session. At the end of the program, each student received a gift bag from Assistance League with a beanie baby, a Scholastic little reader that they could color, a pack of crayons, and some stickers. We received a nice Thank-You note from the teachers, with the students’ thumbprints at the bottom.