The National Junior Honor Society (NHS) has had the opportunity to work on several meaningful service projects during this quarter.
Our first project occurred within our own school. From February through April, NJHS members took time out during the day to go to the library to read to elementary students. Many thanks to Mrs. Mitton for her willingness to work with NJHS members and allow them this opportunity to enjoy spending time with the elementary children.
Our second service project was to make blankets for an organization called Project Linus. This organization provides the comfort of newly made fleece blankets to people, primarily children, who find themselves with an extended stay in the hospital. During a two week period, over 30 NJHS members helped by purchasing fleece material and working during their lunch hours and tutorials to make a total of 34 blankets! A great mixture of girl and boy blankets with delightful prints and colors were made.
On Friday, April 27, 47 NJHS members and chaperones worked at a Feed My Starving Children packing event, which was held at Bayou City Fellowship Church. Feed My Starving Children is a Christian organization whose mission is to provide food to people in need all around the world. This project involved everyone putting together packets of food consisting of rice, soy, vegetables and vitamins. Each of these packets can be added to boiling water to feed a total of six people. Altogether, the people who were at the event on that Friday evening packaged over 50,000 meals! How wonderful it is to work together with others to be a blessing to people all around the world!