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Students Help the Community on Brighton Believes Day of Caring

making PB&J

All Brighton students participated in a day of service during the Brighton Believes Day of Caring on March 13. The four schools offered age-appropriate service projects and guests that allowed students to demonstrate the Brighton Beliefs and help others.

Council Rock Primary School students made greeting cards for residents at The Jewish Home and Woodside Manor and braided dog toys for Lollipop Farm.

French Road Elementary School supported Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha, a local organization that provides birthday bags for families in need. The school collected 675 boxes of macaroni and cheese  and students added quotes to every box. Students wrapped over 200 birthday gifts and made 300 birthday cards. The school also lined up the mac and cheese boxes like dominoes and set them off before donating them.

Twelve Corners Middle School students have been fostering relationships with four senior living residences in Brighton as part of the "Connections in Bloom" theme this school year. To help create connections across generations, they started a pen pal program with the Legacy at Clover Blossom, The Gables of Brighton, and Friendly Home. The TCMS Service Club has also regularly gone to Valley Manor to play cornhole. Students had the chance to meet their pen pals at the school on Brighton Believes Day. Valley Manor residents also visited the school to play another game of cornhole. During WIN classes, students decorated flower pots that will be delivered to the senior residences.

Brighton High School students completed numerous service projects. They collected over 700 items for the Brighton Food Cupboard; created over 170 birthday cards for the Make-A-Wish Foundation; created over 280 activity kit bags for Golisano Children’s Hospital; created over 300 Red Cross hero comfort kits for military veterans; created over 300 pairs of no-slip socks for the Center For Youth; wrote over 150 supportive letters to men and women serving in the military all over the world as part of the Million Thanks project; assembled 175 period packs for Bethany House and Center For Youth; and assembled over 800 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and bag lunches for the Open Door Mission, complete with a supportive message inside.

Thank you to all of the PTSA volunteers and staff members that helped make the event a success.

meeting penpals

wrapping gifts

showing off cards

meals for the Open Door Mission

penpals

lining up the mac and cheese

showing greeting cards