With the holiday season in full swing, it is the time of year when folks feel compelled to reach out and support one another. The students at The Riverside School show no exception to this rule. On Friday, November 18, each one of the 96 students spent his or her time participating in a variety of service projects designed to benefit our community during the school’s annual Community Service Day.
Whether it was wrapping 100 boxes for HOPE to fill with holiday gifts, making cards for soldiers or baking 48 loaves of pumpkin bread for the Lyndon Area Food Shelf, the spirit of engaged citizenship, a key component in the school’s mission, was genuinely expressed throughout the Riverside community. The school felt honored to contribute to HOPE, the Lyndon Area Food Shelf, the Darling Inn Free Thanksgiving Meal, local preschools, the American Legion and the Riverside Life Enrichment Center.
Everyone enjoyed their chosen projects and were eager to participate in any way. Many going above and beyond offering assistance to other groups on campus to make sure everything was completed before the Thanksgiving break. In addition to the group projects, the student body, faculty and staff donated to a food drive. These items were given to the Lyndon Area Food Shelf.