On Thursday, December 20, a group of students from Vincent Farm Elementary School took a field trip to Manor Care Health Services – Rossville. The children are all members of the Gives Back Club. The club meets twice a month before school to plan, coordinate, and put their service projects into place. With their teacher leaders, Suzanne Speiss and Tracey Staab, students have already collected over 20 pounds of pop can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. The students are preparing to organize several other service projects to be launched in 2019.
For the second year in a row, one of their most successful undertakings, was the collection of toiletries and items for a local nursing home – Manor Care Health Services — Rossville. Students created fliers and posters to advertise the drive and after it was over, they sorted and packed up all of the many donations. To make this project even more special, students were able to personally deliver the items to the residents of the facility! Said student member Jillian Glass, “It was really special to see how happy the people were to see us. I’m glad we were able to visit them and bring the supplies.”
After students delivered the items, they sang songs for the residents, shared artwork they created for their rooms, and even spent some time coloring and playing word search games with them. The children enjoyed interacting with the residents and creating memories. The members of the Vincent Farm Gives Back Club definitely showed kindness, compassion, and service to others!