In this month of giving, our students completed dozens of service projects to give back to the community and help out people in need. We want to thank each and every student for the kindness they showed. The following is a summary of some of the awesome things our students did for others and ways you can help.
Lakeville North High School
The Lakeville North Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Club made fleece tie blankets for Children’s Hospital.
35 students from the All for One club made tie blankets for Fairview Ridges Hospital.
The Lakeville North Faith Club made fleece tie blankets and purchased sheet sets and comforters to donate to the non-profit, Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
Lakeville North students collected about 10 large garbage bags full of toys and donations from the North vs. South hockey game added another two bags of stuffed animals to go to the Toys for Tots campaign.
Lakeville South High School
Students are collecting donations for the American Cancer Society at the Lakeville South Holiday Cabaret on Thursday, December 19. Donations are accepted until December 20.
The Lakeville South National Honor Society donated blankets to Children’s Hospital.
Lakeville South Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members teamed up with the Lakeville Police Department for a Toys for Tots toy drive.
The Lakeville South Food Shelf is always collecting food, money, health items and household items for students, families and the community.
Century Middle School
Century students sponsored gifts for families through Armful of Love and 360 Communities.
Students also made 320 sandwiches through the Sandwich Project for the Minneapolis Homeless Ministry.
Kenwood Trail Middle School
The school’s Campus Faith Club collected hats for the non-profit, Hats&Mittens, which collects hats and mittens for homeless children.
Kenwood Trail staff collected food and other meal prep items to provide Thanksgiving meals to 11 Kenwood Trail families.
Kenwood Trail is always looking for donations to supply its weekly Snack Pack program for its students. The school takes cash, quart size baggies, granola bars, crackers, fruit snacks, juice boxes, and various non-perishable items.
The school is always looking for donations of new swimsuits and towels to provide for students during the swimming unit in physical education class. For boys, they’re looking for board short-style swimsuits. For girls, they’re looking for one-piece suits or tankinis.
McGuire Middle School
McGuire students are carrying out their 5th annual Give Back Day on Friday, December 20.
8th graders volunteer at the elementary school they attended, write letters to military service members, and put together clothing care packages for the homeless.
6th and 7th graders also write letters to military service members. They also tied around 300 blankets to be donated to Children’s Hospital Fairview Ridges and filled purses for local women’s shelters.
In addition to Give Back Day, the school holds a book drive that’s so far collected around 4,000 books for Children’s Hospital Fairview Ridges.
Student Leadership also puts together care packages for bus drivers.
The school takes fleece donations year-round for blankets. Please donate two complementary pieces of fleece that are 1.5×2 yards or 2×2 yards.
Cherry View Elementary
The Cherry View Student Council organized a food drive for the 360 Communities food shelf at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lakeville. They collected 729 pounds of food!
Christina Huddleston Elementary
Staff at Christina Huddleston adopted and supported four families by providing them with gifts and gift cards.
Eastview students held a Purses for Shelters event by donating used purses and new toiletries to local women’s shelters.
Students had a Bags of Hope event where they filled bags with toiletries, socks, hats, water, and snacks for the homeless.
Students also made sandwiches for the homeless
John F. Kennedy Elementary
The JFK Student Council sponsored and raised money for JFK Cares. They met at the Lakeville Target and bought gifts for families in need.
JFK is collecting hats, gloves and mittens through December 20 for their “Hat, Gloves & Mitten Tree.” Items from the tree are given to local students and families in need.
Several classrooms made holiday cards and wrote letters to American Legion members.
4th graders collected snacks and put them in baggies, which were given to Lakeville elementary students who receive free and reduced lunches.
Lake Marion Elementary
Lake Marion students put together snack bags, birthday bags, and toiletry bags to be donated to local food shelves run by 360 Communities.
Oak Hills Elementary
Oak Hills students went caroling at the Fountains at Hosanna, Walker Methodist, and Highview Hills senior communities in Lakeville.
Impact Academy at Orchard Lake
Impact Academy students made fleece blankets for Project Linus, which passes them on to kids in need.
Area Learning Center
AVID students at the Lakeville Area Learning Center made cards for seniors living at The Fountains at Hosanna in Lakeville.
Early Childhood Education
Staff at Crystal Lake Education Center adopted and supported four families in need by providing them with gifts and gift cards.
The Early Childhood Family Education Advisory Council held a winter clothing drive for preschool age children in the community. The council also held a Toys for Tots toy drive.