July 18, 2019

Students Give Back to Their Community

Students Give Back to Their Community DATE: 12-12-2014

December 12, 2014- Students throughout the Hartford School District are leading efforts to remember their less fortunate community members through a variety of food, clothing and fund drives. Read below to see what students have accomplished thus far, and learn how you might be able to contribute to your student’s school and give back to your community!

Hartford High School

HHS Christmas Project, led by Shannon Johnson and the Student Council annually: this year, Hartford is sponsoring 30 children in need by collecting funds to purchase gifts from children’s wish lists for a happy holiday.

Socks for The Haven, collected by Nancy Kent’s Advisory.

Hats, Mittens and Scarves for the Haven. Donate new or gently used items to the box located by the office. All items should be in by December 19th.

Hartford Memorial Middle School

Cans and Coats for the Haven, sponsored by Team Nova, until December 15th. The Haven has specifically requested the following items: peanut butter, tuna fish, cereal, soup, canned beans, canned fruit. Please put items in one of the green collection boxes.

Team Polaris worked with Inspiring Kids, a Norwich organization that “connects students and communities through Philanthropy and Leadership.” This term, students have been researching three local nonprofits, Grassroot Soccer, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth [CHaD], and David’s House. Students presented to peers who then voted which of the three organizations would receive a $250 donation from Inspiring Kids. Teacher leader Tristan Upson says, “Our students did an amazing job running the school-wide assembly [today] and we presented $250 from Inspiring Kids to CHaD. That led to a morning of Community Day activities.  We made stockings, worry dolls, sun-catchers, trail mix, tic-tac-toe boards, journals, and bookmarks that will be sent to CHaD and David's House for the holidays.”

Elementary Schools

Dothan Brook School hosted Operation Warm & Cozy in November, a coat drive sponsored by the DBS PTO.

For the Holiday Basket Helpers, each elementary school did its part in running a collection to contribute to the baskets: DBS collected applesauce; WRS collected cans; OQS collected fruits. Holiday Basket Helpers is a Hartford-Norwich-run organization devoted to providing food, clothing and gifts for struggling families and seniors who have been referred by human services agencies, religious organizations and schools.

Well done, all, for doing your part and giving to our neighbors during this 2014 holiday season!

-Alexis Nelson