High Schools Give Generously To Charities | News
Each of Richland Two’s five high schools successfully hosted student-led, school-wide service projects designed to encourage students to explore, understand and address community needs. Each project generated opportunities for students to serve as advocates, to offer indirect and direct service, and to celebrate the American tradition of citizen-service.
While district-wide totals are still being calculated, things are adding up as follows:
more than 80,500 non-perishable food items collected; more than 382 foster children served; and more than 4,000 toys, 4,400 books and $16,500 collected. Students even collected clothing items as well as blood for the American Red Cross.
Each school held celebratory pep rallies with their own unique titles: Winter Wishes at Ridge View High School, Holiday Wishes at Blythewood High School, HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) 365 at Richland Northeast High School, Redhawk Holidays – W.O.W. Wishes of Westwood at Westwood High School, and Winter Days at Spring Valley High School.
Elementary and middle schools across the district partnered with the high schools to raise some of the donations. Their charitable giving will benefit numerous charities including, God’s Storehouse, foster children from the S.C. Department of Social Services, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s “Reach-Out-and-Read-Program” and Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic, James R. Clark Sickle Cell Foundation, Palmetto Project’s Families Helping Families, The Giving Tree, Salvation Army, Hannah House, Camp Kemo, Carolina Children’s Garden and Changing Hearts.