After taking a week to transition into new groups, our Wednesday Service Learning is in full swing again. Students took a trip to Butterhill Day School in Cornwall to read books to the preschoolers that they had chosen from the Cornwall Library the previous week. They will begin the process of creating their own book and ultimately make Volume 2 of the children’s anthology.
Now that the holiday season and cold weather is upon us, our project group has decided to turn its efforts towards the less fortunate. They have started a coat drive and are asking for help in donating new or slightly worn coats. You may begin sending in coats as early as this Sunday and we ask that all donations be received by November 26th (which is when the students return from Thanksgiving break). It is a perfect opportunity to clean out your closets and help people in need at the same time.
The group will also be making “blessing bags” to distribute and will be conducting fund raisers to raise money for the items they plan to fill them with. They are accepting contributions for these items as well. Their goal is to make 50 bags for distribution. We already have fleece scarves and they would like to add socks, toiletries, and snacks. The students will be busy next week making flyers for their fundraising ideas. Rumor has it that they will be offering some raking services to their exhausted teachers…for a donation of course. Project leaders are also asking for donations of skeins of yarn that you may have around the house.
Much to the delight of our new student from Australia, cadets in the culinary group researched famous points of interest from “down under” and we were all treated to some typical Australian dishes. We hope this made him feel a little less homesick!
Although the newly appointed news group experienced a technical computer glitch, they still produced their second edition of their newsletter. We are waiting in earnest to see our next news broadcasters!