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United Way Day of Caring
Winston Churchill once said “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” The Weddington cluster schools, including Weddington High, Weddington Middle, Antioch Elementary, Wesley Chapel Elementary and Weddington Elementary, had the unique opportunity to live out this quote on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Staff, students, and parents participated in the annual United Way Day of Caring, a day created to give back to the community in which we all live.
The Weddington Cluster Team was assigned to help an elderly couple in the Waxhaw area. When we arrived we met an elderly couple who had life stories to tell, pictures of grandchildren to share and a yard that needed a little TLC. The team helped freshen up the yard, re-vamp a flower garden, carry off debris and spruce up the patio.
When the day came to an end each member of the Weddington Team had a great reminder that helping others is worth more than giving up a couple of hours on a Saturday. The team left knowing that paying it forward by making a difference in the lives of others is the true reward in life.
Written by: Cassie Sloop
Posted: Aug 27, 2013 by Cassie Sloop