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Spirit of Giving Campaign unites Student Life Organizations
During this past holiday season, we are challenged all Mavericks to support one of a few selected activities below or submit one of their own! Below we have the results of their combined efforts, demonstrating overwhelming Maverick Spirit! Here are the highlights and summaries as well as some great photos.
-Beta Club members purchased and wrapped over 185 items for two families of five from the Forest Hills Cluster. Students in both Ms. May’s and Ms. Cross’ class plus Interact Club members also contributed to making the holiday wishes of the families come true. The highlight was the entire club meeting on the 16th to wrap all the gifts and enjoy holiday music and refreshments. “Seeing the large group of teenagers working together to fulfill the wishes of others was heartwarming,” says Beta Club advisor Ms. May.
-National Honor Society sponsored 51 of the most in needy children from East Elementary School and provided them gifts for Christmas, anything from clothes to bikes, skateboards and basketballs to teddy bears. “We have also been providing food to East Elem for them to pass out in their backpack buddy program” adds NHS advisor Ms. Richardson. This program provides care packages on Fridays for the students who don’t have enough food to make it through the weekends.
-The Recycling Club sponsored a jeans drive through Jeans for Teens, a national organization, and D
oSomething.org. Also supported by the Global Awareness Club and French Honor Society, these organizations were able to donate over 300 pairs of jeans! Awesome!
-The Humane Society collected a cartful of blankets and toys for shelter animals. President Miranda Griffin and adviser Ms. Jenkins loaded a mini-van with items to take!
We challenged clubs, organizations, teams, students, and parents to support each other with pledges! We are very fortunate to have these opportunities/responsibility to give!
More good things that happened this year:
The Guidance Team and Guidance parent volunteers are sponsored a family for Christmas
The Red Cross Club made Holiday cards for the Veterans
FBLA collected stocking stuffers for Levine Children's Hospital
FIFA collected stocking stuffers for the Union County Christmas Bureau
French Honor Society supported Operation Christmas Child by hosting a meeting for members to assemble shoeboxes full of gifts.
Student Council and Athletes Take Action attended Waxhaw's Ray of Hope Community Outreach and distributed both food and toys to needy families on December 22.
Alexander Youth Network collected new or slightly used sports equipment for children ages 4-middle school.
Our PTSO is continued their partnership with South Providence and supported a Winter Wonderland on December 17. This event gave each South Providence student an opportunity to choose gifts to bring home to share with their families. The response from our PTSO members and community was tremendous, and they were able to support a very successful event.
Written by: Lisa Justice, Assistant Principal
Posted: Jan 06, 2015 by Lisa Justice