Community Service at the Milo School
Posted on January 16th, 2017
During the month of December, the students a the Milo Community School had the opportunity to experience community service in a variety of ways.
Our school participated in the Samaritan's Purse Shoebox drive, which brought together members of the community and students to fill shoeboxes with donated items. The grade 1-6 students along with their teachers Mrs. Kirk and Mr. Munton and parent volunteers then traveled to Calgary to deliver the shoeboxes to the Samaritan's Purse warehouse. The children were awestruck to see all of the shoeboxes that were being prepared to be delivered to needy children around the world. While in Calgary they stopped at the Calgary Humane Society to see the animals up for adoption and to learn about the programs run by the society.
The Milo School Junior High Students volunteered at the Salvation Army in High River for their first Service Day of the year. The students helped at the food bank, the Salvation Army store and manning a Christmas Kettle at a local grocery store. It was a great experience for all and they learned a newfound appreciation for the volunteers that work behind the scenes.
To celebrate the spirit of Christmas our whole school traveled to Vulcan to sing carols to the residents at the Vulcan Extendicare and Vulcan Hospital long-term care facilities. It was a lot of fun spreading Christmas joy and sharing cards and treats with the lovely people we met.