A dozen charitable organizations in and around Lake Forest will reap the benefits of eighth-grade manpower this month.
Deer Path Middle School students will participate a "Community Service Day" Oct. 25 as part of their graduation activities. The entire eighth-grade class will spend the morning volunteering.
Students will lend their assistance at Bernie's Book Bank, Feed My Starving Children, Winchester House, Lead, Westmoreland Nursing Home, A J Katzenmaier Elementary School in North Chicago, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Ragdale, Elawa Farm, Dickinson Hall, Equestrian Connection and Lake Forest Open Lands.
service day will launch a school year of community service. The Deer Path
Middle School aims to document more than 2014 service hours by eighth-graders
before they graduate. The program is intended to instill in students an
appreciation for civic engagement, their community, and help them develop a
love of volunteering.
The Rotary Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff is underwriting the cost of the bus transportation for students traveling to and from the charities on Oct. 25.