For many high school students, taking part in community service is a meaningful way to give back to others and gain skills and experiences valuable for future pursuits. We are blessed to live in a community where high school students are passionate and proactive about serving others. Seven Lakes High School’s National Honor Society, a chapter with close to 600 members known for its enthusiastic community service efforts, adopted FaithFULL Kids as its Fall 2014 service project.
Christina Zapalac, who serves as SLHS’s NHS sponsor, heard Rachel Dillon speak about the vision and mission behind FaithFULL Kids at during a recent service at WordServe. Moved by what FaithFULL Kids is accomplishing in the community, Christina quickly mobilized students from SLHS to volunteer for the Sunday afternoon packing parties at Guardian TKD. Students jumped at the chance to earn service hours and help others, and packing parties soon became full. But NHS didn’t stop there. Every fall, the organization promotes a school-wide service project to benefit the surrounding area. The students who had already served with FaithFULL Kids knew of the weekly food needs and could think of no better way of helping out than to conduct a food drive and donate the collections to FaithFULL Kids. Over the course of several weeks, SLHS NHS collected 50 boxes of non-perishable food to restock the FaithFULL Kid shelves.
WordServe is so excited to have SLHS NHS join our efforts to ensure that no child from Huggins Elementary goes hungry. Right now, pray blessings for every child receiving food backpacks from FaithFULL Kids, as well as every student who provided a simple food item for the drive! Thanks, SLHS NHS!