East Woods Students And Staff Give Back to Community
Students, faculty and families from East Woods School recently spent a weekend volunteering at the Project H.O.P.E. Kitchen at St. Hugh of Lincoln in Huntington Station. This event was one of many weekends students have spent this school year at the Project Hope Soup Kitchen, learning the importance of giving back. At East Woods School, community service is seen as an essential component to the school’s rigorous academic program, lending meaningful balance to students’ lives.
“We are constantly encouraging our students to help the less fortunate,” said Head of School Laura Kang, “Not only does it make them better well-rounded students, but better future members of society as well.”
Students are encouraged to build upon their interests and passions and are encouraged to take the initiative to support a cause or project that is meaningful to them. During the recent two-day event, the students helped prepare and serve meals to families and individuals in the Huntington area by preparing ingredients on Saturday, and setting up tables, serving the hungry, and cleaning up on Sunday, all while engaging with the guests.
Project HOPE is an organization formed by the youth of St. Hugh of Lincoln Parish in response to the hungry, homeless and unemployed in and around Huntington. Through the operation of a mobile soup kitchen, food drives, clothing collections and meals served on a bi-monthly basis.