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Middle School Annual Day of Service is Huge Success

DayofServiceMuralThe Springfield Township Middle School Community held its 3rd annual Day of Service on April 25, 2014. With support from over 500 students, 70 staff members, 25 on-site volunteers, 8 buses and drivers, 25 off site locations, 10 non-profit facilities, and countless community donations, the following was accomplished:

  1. Creation of over 750 outreach bags for local homeless shelters with items purchased with our $1,100 Penny Wars fundraiser
  2. The making of over 750 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for local soup kitchens
  3. Collection of and tye-dyeing of 100 pillow cases for Conkerr Cancer
  4. Collection, sorting, and donating of a truck full of clothing, books, and other items for TWO drives which benefited Impact Thrift Stores and Cradles to Crayons
  5. Hosting of a student-run flea market which raised over $810 for Bringing Hope Home
  6. Collection and donation of over 2,000 cans, jars, and boxed goods for local food pantries including Manna on Main, Seeds of Hope, and Share
  7. The sending of students to over 25 local non-profit facilities including food pantries, nursery schools, libraries, firehouses, and warehouse collection sites
  8. The witnessing of 5 amazing 8th grade girls stand with Mrs. Davis and cut 8 inches of hair to donate to Beautiful Lengths program to create wigs for those who have been impacted by cancer (http://www.pantene.com/en-US/PanteneBeautifulLengths/Details/beautiful-lengths-make-the-cut.aspx)
  9. Creation of a room full of students proud of all of the above accomplishments and a sense of the power they have to support their community

A huge thank you goes out to all our students, staff, volunteers, and community for their support of another amazingly successful Day of Service.  Plus, a BIG shout out to our brave 8th grade girls: Carly, Georgia, Hannah, Mary Kate, and Vita.

Check out this video of Mrs. Davis getting her hair cut.