West-Mont Students Serving the Community
By West-Mont Senior and Advancement Intern Rachel Hetrick
|West-Mont Students stayed after school before Christmas Break to fill Jared's boxes for children in local hospitals.|
The Food drive was started with just one can of corn by Senior Nic Collins and received a huge outpouring!
Students used the holiday season as an outreach opportunity in their community by organizing a food drive as well as a toy drive.
Initiated by one can of corn, the food drive gained momentum over the course of December. The West-Mont family collected five large bags of food along with many boxes of canned goods.
The contributions were donated to the Boyertown Multi-Services Food Pantry as well as Kingdom Life Church in Pottstown. West-Mont Senior, Nic Collins organized the food drive. “We are very thankful for all of the donations,” Collins said. “Let all the glory be to Jesus!”
West-Mont Christian Academy’s National Honor Society Chapter held a toy drive for the entire school community to take part in. Small toys were collected throughout the month of December. The National Honor Society members packed containers with toys as a part of the Jared Box Project.
The Jared Box Project consists of filling shoebox-sized plastic storage bins with small toys, games, and activities for children in hospitals. On Friday, December 21, National Honor Society Members filled 60 Jared Boxes with the many contributions from the West-Mont family. The boxes were delivered to Phoenixville and Grandview hospitals, where they are being distributed to children undergoing various treatments.
Students at West-Mont Christian Academy are eager to come together in outreach and West-Mont continues to provide opportunities for students to take initiative in service.