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Monroe Middle's Red Cross Club gives priceless gift: their time
Monroe Middle School’s Red Cross Club is a perfect example of how today’s youth give back to the community by volunteering and supporting others.
The club, sponsored by School Resource Officer Monique Holt and Monroe Middle Assistant Principal Angela Foster, spent a portion of their winter break volunteering with Dove Ministries.
Foster said that through Dove Ministries, which is a non-profit organization, students and staff served meals and engaged in various activities.
“All of the club members gave 100 percent of their time and worked very well together,” Foster said. “Giving up a few hours of your day by giving back to the community and those less fortunate than ourselves, is a priceless gift for everyone.
It is events like this that we want our students to be able to share in and continue to be a part of on a consistent basis.”
Club members spent time getting to know others, hearing stories of their families and friends, face painting, making crafts, playing games, and encouraging others to drop in for support and join the fun.
Club members, all eager and ready to begin in their community involvement, enjoyed a variety of activities.
Brittany Staton, Samuel Cox, Whitney Damera, and Anaji Carvajal enjoyed face painting with the small children, as well as playing games like ring toss, basketball, and chase; while Amarian Moore, Jaya Ivey, and Alec Westmorland spent time playing board games and making arts and crafts.
Written by: Angela Foster, Assistant Principal Monroe Middle School
Posted: Feb 19, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe