Community Service 2018-2019
This school year finds us repeating some very worthwhile community projects. On Saturday, December 8th Ms. Sheidler, once again, suited up to participate in the One Warm Coat 4 Mile & 2 Mile Run/Walk by Mt. Carmel Lewis Center for One Warm Coat. “Everyone Should Have One Warm Coat”. With the generous support of our families, she was able to unload her car with bags and bags of donated coats, scarves blankets and gloves; and she crossed the finish line in record time! Our sincere gratitude to all our families who participated to help make this such a success.
In December, we also carried on the tradition of collecting food items for St. Stephen’s Community Center. The donations were collected to make Christmas food baskets to be distributed to those in the community. Once again, our families opened their cupboards and pantries to those less fortunate. Our hallway was filled to the brim with needed canned goods and non-perishable food items. St. Stephen’s is always so appreciated of our support as they extend a heartfelt letter of gratitude to our school’s families’ generosity and giving spirit.
Our children learn much from this experience. It is difficult for them to understand that some children, even in our community, are hungry and lack a good breakfast, lunch or dinner. Thank you families for helping to fill the baskets and a child’s empty stomach.
With the turn of the calendar and into 2019…..Mrs. Hogue and Mrs. Bennett’s class coordinated a collection of “Go-Bags” to donate to the Shelter at Worthington United Way.
The goal was to fill 100 – 2 gallon bags with items such as; socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste, wash cloths, hand warmers, water, nutritional snacks and chap stick. Each bag was filled in excess and the extra donated items were given to the shelter to help restock their shelves. The students made special notes to put in each bag and it truly was a hands on experience with the children stuffing each bag with all the wonderful, so needed items. They soon understood that not all people have the simple necessities of life – water, warm socks and warm hands. Thank you to our wonderful families for making this such a rewarding project – in more ways than one! You are terrific!
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