Students of Divine Savior Academy are competing for a prize???and it???s for a good cause.
The DSA Student Council is currently sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Last year, students and their families donated over 2000 items to the Food Drive, and Student Council advisers predict that the school will top that number this year.
To spur students on, the Student Council is giving away a trip to Yogurtland to the classroom that collects the most canned or boxed nonperishable items. For the early childhood, elementary, middle school, and high school students, the competition is on!
The Food Drive began November 11 and wraps up on Thursday, November 21. DSA???s Student Council is working with the City of Doral Police Department to sponsor the drive. All collected food items will be given to families in the Doral and surrounding communities during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.
This isn???t DSA???s first community project, nor is it the last. In October, the Student Council collected school supplies and sent a large pallet of much-needed paper, markers, tape, and athletic equipment to a school in Antigua. This December, the school will work with Toys for Tots to collect Christmas gifts for children (more information on that project will be going home with students soon).
One of the tenets of Student Council is ???to provide opportunities for members and students to serve the community of the district through public service.??? From the outpouring of items and service hours, it???s a goal that is being accomplished.
???Giving back to the community and helping others is both fun and rewarding???it gives you a sense of accomplishment, knowing you helped others who really need your assistance,??? says Student Council member Bia Conrado. ???I???m reminded of Matthew 25:40 whenever I have the opportunity to serve, ???Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.???
Please keep the Thanksgiving Food Drive in your prayers and consider donating nonperishable food items now through November 21st. May the Lord bless this work!
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