Students Lend Helping Hands to Our Community and Beyond
May 18, 2016
Jr. High and Elementary students reached out last week to serve others on our campus, in our greater community and in even in other countries.
Students in all grades at King’s Elementary collected food and money for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. UGM’s Glenn Olson thanked students at a Friday assembly and shared that their efforts meant that more than 2,000 people would receive meals this month. In December’s 4th-grade marketplace, students had earned more than $1,000 for UGM with products they made and sold. They presented their gift at the assembly.
King’s Junior High took a full day off for service projects. Students worked with their mentor groups to serve in different ways. Here is a sampling of their projects:
“Our girls worked at the King’s Preschool all day gardening and planting flowers with the children and helping in their classrooms. It was a beautiful day and the girls had such a great time with the little ones. They happily got their hands dirty digging and weeding. I think they were blessed by this day of serving as much as the preschool was!” – Aimee Chew (Teacher)
“My group went to Serve Seattle. Serve Seattle is a Ministry of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. They are an internship accelerator program aimed at placing young folks (18-25 year olds) in an urban environment. This program hosts an eclectic community letting go of stereotypes and learning to love each other sacrificially. My group did various cleanup projects in the large house that the interns live in as well as washing their four vans. It was a great day of fellowship and giving. The boys did a tremendous job!” – Jeff Wright (Teacher)
“My group was in Mill Creek helping to create Cougar Park.” – Matt Chew (Mentor)
“We had a car wash for CRISTA Senior Living residents. It was so fun and a practical way to help and bless them. We did a full service wash, including vacuuming the inside and doing windows!” – Eric Rasmussen (Head of School)
“The girls spent all day packing kits for Days for Girls. They put together almost 200 kits that will be sent around the world in upcoming months.” – Lisa Bogen (Parent Mentor)