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In the Spirit of Giving
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
With the upcoming holidays, both students and staff at WSWHE BOCES have been involved in numerous holiday-giving activities.
Staff members at the Southern Adirondack Education Center (SAEC) in Hudson Falls donated to the Adopt-A-Child program. This year, they collected clothing and toys for 27 families with a total of 54 children.
In addition, students in the Environmental Conservation and Forestry class joined forces with students in the Therapeutic Support Program North (TSPN) Student Council to adopt three children. The students raised the money used for purchasing presents by selling poinsettias and wreaths at SAEC. SkillsUSA and Key Club members coordinated their annual Clothing Drive and Key Club members also coordinated a Coat Drive to help keep our community warm this winter.
Students at the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs who are members of the Myers Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapter compiled and delivered care packages for 12 Wesley Nursing Home residents who don't have any nearby family. Care packages included: student-made ornaments, decorations, cards, and letters. While delivering the care packages, students and staff sang Christmas carols in their dining halls for the residents.
Not wanting to leave out our furry friends, Therapeutic Support Program South (TSPS) student Alex Auger coordinated a drive to support the animal shelter.
Spreading more good cheer at the Myers Center, the Myers SADD students held a surprise Positive Post-it Note Day in December. The Myers SADD students created inspirational messages on Post-it notes and the lunch line staff added them to the breakfast and lunch boxes bringing smiles to those who received them.
TSPN Student Council students from left: Matthew Benway, Cassandra McKay, Amber Morris hold the presents they are donating to three children they’ve adopted.
Conservation students wrapped presents for the children they adopted. From left: Sean McKernon, Michael Morency, Matt Agard, and Nathan Thomas