Central Students Take Time for Others

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By Beth Fussell

Over the past school year, many service projects have gone on at Central schools.  Students came forward in huge numbers to give of themselves to help our community.  Thank you to all of the students who took the time and effort to serve others and to the teachers and faculty who organized these efforts.  The following are a some examples of the volunteer efforts that have been coordinated in our schools.

  • Central Private elementary school students collected 1,460 cans of food as part of their 100th day of school celebration.
  • The CPS Fellowship of Christian Students raised $1,100 for Sellers Maternity Ministry through bake sales and candy grams.
  • Central Private held a blood drive and bracelet fundraiser at their annual DreamFest for the recent accident victims.
  • St. Alphonsus students raised $7,134.50 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through their Math-A-Thon.
  • $2,800 was raised at St. Alphonsus through Jump Rope for Heart for the American Heart Association.
  • Bellingrath Elementary students collected $420 to send to Haiti after the earthquake.
  • Tanglewood Elementary students held a change drive for United Way.
  • Tanglewood students participated in a $1 free dress day to support the Blue Star Mothers of Central.
  • Central Intemediate students collected 170 pounds of can pull tabs to donate to St. Jude’s Ronald McDonald House.
  • Central Intermediate raised funds to help the Blue Star Mothers of Central send care packages to soldiers overseas.
  • CIS collected lots of items to send care packages to soldiers overseas as part of their Operation Mardi Gras.
  • Central Middle students collected over 5,000 items to help with the Haiti relief effort.
  • CHS DECA students helped with the Central Intermediate School field day.
  • CHS baseball players helped with the quarterly Bellingrath PBS program.
  • Central Private School and Central High School students have given many hours of prayer and efforts in support of students who were involved in serious accidents this year.  The schools, students, and Central community have shown a wonderful amount of care and support for these students and families.

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