6th Grade Students Put Together Hygiene Kits for Our Homeless
Chapel Service Guild has a new 6th grade project this year to support our local homeless population. The aim was to put together over 25 hygiene packets, however we surpassed our expectation by putting together 38 kits. Families within our school community donated toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, mini shampoo bottles, soap, combs, and bandaids to be assembled by our students this morning along with Social Studies / Science Teacher Mrs. McAtee. The students put these packages together intentionally in the month of October and plan on dropping them by the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham early next week before the holiday season ramps up.
Ironically, this project links well with the next SPA TALK Speaker coming on Thursday, November 30th at 2:30- 3p.m. The Executive Director of the Lighthouse Mission Ministries (LMM), Hans, will be coming to talk to our middle school students about the school’s Core Commitment of Engage in the next SPA Talk series (A Platform Where Ideas and Inspiration are Shared). He is a recognized community leader and public speaker. As an 11-year veteran of homeless ministry in Bellingham, Hans works to end the cycle of homelessness in the lives of men, women, and children in Whatcom County. LMM provides three nutritious meals per day, safe 24-hour shelter (currently averaging 230 people a night); access to life skills classes, referrals, case management, recovery programs and spiritual support – healing and connection cultivating total life transformation. Read more about this upcoming event by, clicking here
The connection to homelessness will be made in an additional connection with the Mission for our 8th grade stone soup project in March in which the students prepare a meal and serve it at the Mission creating an ongoing connection between our students and giving back.
The Chapel Service Guild supported the Kindergarten students in September by delivering apple baskets to our school’s surrounding homes. This is part of reminding our developing students and citizens the value of “Love Thy Neighbor.” You can read more about what Chapel Service Guild does by, clicking here.