Community Service by Davi






For the second community service of the year, I went strawberry picking. We picked the strawberries so that we could donate them to the Ronald McDonald House of Durham. We traveled ten minutes from the school to a strawberry patch were you could pick your own strawberries. We picked strawberries until the container we had was full, then we were done. I tried to pack them neatly, so that I could get the most strawberries. We then went to the Ronald McDonald House to drop off the strawberries. It was amazing to see how big the house was, and how much things it had.


Community Service By: Shaffer W






Photo by Mrs. D

At my school, we did community service and it means that we go to places and help other people with stuff that they need help with. For my class, we went to an organization called, TABLE. it is an organization where we give food to people who don’t have food to eat. When we first got there, we unloaded the food from the cars and out them on the table, then we wrote dates on all the food to make sure no food was expired. Then, we put the foods in the section where they belonged. After that, a couple of students and I volunteered to sweep the porch and make it nice and neat. When we finished, the lady who was there and told us what to do showed us a picture of the children that came to TABLE to eat food, they actually looked very hungry but thankful. I think this was a great experience for me because now I know how lucky I am to have all the food that I have. I felt very good taking the food to TABLE because it makes me feel really good about myself when I help other people.

Pumpkins!!!! by Davi


Photo by Senor Glass

For our first Community Service day, we first went to Bruegger’s for lunch. Then we came back to DA and decorated a pumpkin. After we finished decorating our pumpkins, we took them to the Duke Children’s Hospital. It felt really good to be able to give the kids at the hospital the Halloween that they couldn’t have because they’re sick.

The woman that met us said that instead of going trick-or-treating in the neighborhood, the children go in the hospital. If they see a ghost on a door, that means that they should trick-or-treat at that room. Since some of the kids can’t have candy, the hospital gives out small trinkets; pens, pencils, notepads, erasers, magnets, stickers, etc. The hospital also celebrates other holidays, like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The place is really cool, and it looks like a really nice place to be if you’re sick. That’s all for my community service project.

Community Service by Jinger C.

During community service Donnelly, Johnson, Williams and Hoercher advisories went gleaning at a farm. We went potato picking at a local farm. We rode on the bus for about 45 minutes. After that the lady showed us what to do and we started right away. The whole field was filled with sweet potatoes! The field was so huge that she had to break up sections for us to pick sweet potatoes.

My partner and I tried to pick as many sweet potatoes as we could! We even found one that was almost as big as a football! Our strategy was we each shared one bag and filled it all up. It went faster that way for us. I was also wearing some boots so instead of going all the way back to the truck to get a bag I had them. We used a lot of strategies that helped us pick more sweet potatoes. I had a lot of fun going potato picking! Some people even had contests to see who could pick the most sweet potatoes!

Photo by Mrs. Donnelly

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