October 30, 2014

Hilton students, community roll up their sleeves and pitch in to Make a Difference


The Hilton School District and several community agencies recently joined together to sponsor the Seventh Annual Make a Difference Day. The largest national day of helping others through volunteerism, Make a Difference Day is always held the fourth Saturday in October.

Hilton students were involved in projects throughout the community, including: collecting electronics for recycling; sorting and collecting food for Hilton-Parma Food Shelf; visiting and doing activities with residents at Hilton East; making flowers for chemotherapy patients; collecting used sporting equipment for kids in need; sponsoring a blood drive; doing fall cleanup for seniors citizens; working in a community garden that supplies the food shelf with fresh produce; and making cards to go in holiday food baskets.

This year, Daisy Troop 60450 was also on hand at Quest Elementary School planting tulip bulbs around the school signs. The project was part of their community service badge.

Volunteers gathered in the cafeteria at Hilton High School both before and after volunteering where they enjoyed breakfast and lunch donated by the Latta Road Wegmans store. They also took a few moments to write personal thank-you notes to our troops.