“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
HIS students are part of the innovative Meritas Touchpoints program, which gives students the opportunity to study global environmental, social and economic issues with a Meritas sister school. This year, while working with Instituto San Roberto in Mexico, our fifth graders were tasked with dealing with the important issue of global poverty, and decided that to make the biggest impact they must start with action here at home.
In December, the fifth grade HIS students came together to raise and donate non-perishable food items to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, a local nonprofit that provides meals, shelter and clothing to homeless and displaced individuals throughout the Valley. The food drive was spearheaded by teacher Heather Berg, and in total students raised 3,500 non-perishable food items.
The donation took place on Friday, December 13 at the school. TV news stations were on-site to highlight the donation, and the students who worked so hard to raise so much food even took part in loading the food items on the Las Vegas Rescue Mission’s truck.
Check out what John Fogal, Executive Director of Las Vegas Rescue Mission, has to say about the great work that these students did in the video below.
You can learn more about the donation by clicking here to visit 8 News Now.
Thanks to everyone that participated in this great event!