Mill Creek Academy’s Student Council has been busy giving back to their community.
We kicked off our “give back campaigns” in November sponsoring our annual Food Drive to benefit the St. Francis House. Through the generosity of our students and families, we donated a truckload of non-perishable food items. Student Council students started a tradition a few years ago by delivering the food and touring the facilities. In doing so, students are able to see the greater impact of their giving, where the food goes and how the food is disturbed to the men, women and families in need throughout our community. Students were able to ask questions regarding the work of the St. Francis House and the population they serve and inquired about how to become an active volunteer with the St. Francis House.
December was a busy month! Student Council sponsored their Candy Cane Grams sales, giving students throughout the building an opportunity to purchase and send a candy gram to their friends and teachers during the holiday season. Student Council members met several days after school to put the candy grams together. It was a very successful project. All funds collected are donated to The Empty Stocking Fund, sponsored by The St. Augustine Record to help families in our community that are in need during the holiday season. This has been a Mill Creek tradition for several years and each year the giving of our students continues to grow! This year we donated $1,030.25. That was a lot candy canes!
The next project in our “give back campaign” will be Valentine Candy grams with the proceeds going to help in our local food pantries that provide food for families on a weekly basis!
Student Council also participates in Pennies for Patients to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as Bag It Up! For Goodwill.