Seventh graders traveled to Material Resource Centers in Ephrata and Souderton, Pennsylvania, operated by the Mennonite Central Committee.
Each of these locations focuses on providing hygiene kits, canned food, and other resources for refugees and displaced people across the world. Students helped prepare supplies for refugees including sorting care packages and helping assemble quilts.
As a culminating activity in their ukulele unit, fifth graders prepared simple songs to sing and play on the ukulele and took their show on the road, visiting with with younger friends in preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten. Everyone enjoyed listening and even sang along!
Recently, seventh grade students prepared more than 250 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a snack, and a piece of fruit for Wilmington's Sunday Breakfast Mission, which has served the homeless, addicted, and impoverished for over 125 years.