Posted on May. 22 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications DirectorSeveral McCulloch students gathered late Friday afternoon to make a special presentation: the school's donation to Cancer Services of Grant County, the result of a student-led community service project prompted by the McCulloch Kindness Campaign.
McCulloch students from Mrs. Huff's fourth-period class pose for a photo with Cancer Services of Grant County Director Jennifer Lane-Riefler, along with Mrs. Huff and Mrs. Holt, who spearheaded the McCulloch Kindness Campaign and helped organize the donation drive. The students had just presented the school's donation to the agency, nearly $400!
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The students, members of choir teacher Mrs. Huff's fourth-period class, were the class who initiated the donation drive. They proposed the idea as part of the school's months-long Kindness Campaign. They gathered to deliver the school's donation directly to the director of Cancer Services, Jennifer Lane-Riefler.
Lane-Riefler thanked the students for their effort and the gift, and she took a few minutes to explain a bit about what the agency does. She emphasized that it is a local organization serving local people, and in short they provide anything that a local cancer patient their caretakers need, from counseling and information, to helping connect them with services or obtain products they need, to free mammograms, and more.
The donation drive netted just under $400. The students also were able to present a stack of "love letters", notes of encouragement meant for cancer survivors, cancer patients, and those who care for them. Cancer Services shares the notes with those they serve.
We are so proud of our students and staff for their efforts and generosity. There are undoubtedly many effects of the Kindness Campaign, and we hope each and every one of our students and staff, all of our families, and the whole community will continue to keep the chain reaction of kindness going. But this tangible gift to those in our community going through a difficult time is certainly one of the major things we can point to with pride, sure that we have made a real difference in our world!