Each season our teams complete a community service project of their choice as part of the Girls on the Run curriculum. Our more than 50 teams this season really stepped up to support families and organizations within their community. Here are a few highlights of this season’s community service projects:
- Christian County YMCA raised nearly $2,300 for the family of Emily Jett, who was born prematurely and spent over 100 days in the NICU. The money raised will help offset Emily’s medical expenses. Their community service project was even featured in the Breezer-Courier, a local newspaper in Taylorville.
- Iles School hand-made two fleece blankets and collected donations of blankets, pillow cases and towels for the Animal Protective League.
- New Berlin Elementary School helped teachers clean their classrooms in preparation for summer. They organized classroom libraries, sorted papers and took down posters. The teams all pulled weeks in the flower beds and butterfly garden as well as spread mulch under the swings.
- Carroll Catholic School (Lincoln) held a clean-up day where they planted flowers and picked up trash around the school grounds.
- Rochester Elementary decorated homemade sugar cookies and made thank you letters for the custodians at their school as well as for the Rochester Police Department. Yum!
- Southwind Park made fleece blankets for patients at St. John’s Children’s Hospital to give them comfort while undergoing treatment.
- Northwest Elementary (Lincoln) planted flowers and donated them to the Hope Grows Neighborhood Center.
- Chatham Elementary created posters to raise awareness of homeless animals that were hung around the school as well as made homemade dog treats to give to the Animal Protective League.
- Glenwood Intermediate School created 22 care packages that will be shipped to military men and women. This project was very near and dear to their hearts because one of their coaches and teammates have their husband/father deployed overseas.
- Washington-Monroe Elementary (Lincoln) held a Relay Recess program at their school to support the upcoming Logan County Relay for Life event.
We are so proud of these teams and ALL the teams that created and completed their community service project. You go, girls!