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Shiloh Gives Back!
On Saturday, August 23, Shiloh staff members came together as a team in order to help those in need. Specifically, Shiloh’s United Way Day of Caring team helped to complete work around a private residence in Union County. Shiloh teaches, teacher assistants, and administrators [plus some family members] came out to wash windows, pick weeds, and to clean up the landscaping around this home.
Coming out yearly to give back to the community is something that comes natural for the Shiloh staff. Shiloh began participating in this event in 2011. 5th grade teacher Mrs. Carrie Ganc embraces the feeling of giving back: "Seeing how much she appreciated what we did was the most rewarding feeling. It took a small amount of our time to make such a big impact." Shiloh’s Assistant Principal Mrs. Jennifer Aldredge echoes those thoughts: “It was so rewarding working with our Shiloh family while also helping an Indian Trail citizen.”
The United Way helps local individuals and families with multiple needs. They support local agencies that address our community’s most pressing needs. There were over 34,000 people served in Union County by the United Way last year.
Shiloh staff member Mrs. Fowler states the following about the day: “Shiloh is such a fun place to work. Volunteering with other staff to help out in our community was just another way to spend time with wonderful people and make a difference at the same time. The community does so much for us, it's only natural to reach out and support others when we can."
The United Way believes that “change can’t happen without you.” Shiloh is proud to have been a part of the change that will aim to better the lives of those around us. For more information about the United Way, please visit www.uwcentralcarolinas.org.
Written by: Scott Spencer, Principal
Posted: Aug 25, 2014 by Mark Greene