DeMello Elementary School – Student Council – A Force for Good!
On Monday, 70 members of Dartmouth’s Joseph DeMello School’s Student Council performed an afternoon of service..
The group of 4th and 5th graders, who have held donation drives to benefit some of the 35,000 local children living in poverty, volunteered their time inspecting, sorting and processing a zillion pounds of donated clothing and toys. They also experienced the power of giving and service in the most tangible ways!
When asked about her time at Gifts to Give, 5th grader Mia Paynton said – “I really enjoyed helping out today. I want to bring my sister and mom back to volunteer this summer. It is so important to help others.”
Photos from our day are here.
Jim Stevens, CEO of GiftsToGive said – “We have an end of the school year tradition with DeMello Elementary School’s Student Council. Our gratitude for Elizabeth Correia, 5th grade teacher and student council adviser is unending. She truly understands the power of Service Learning and is a bright and shining light for experiential learning. What a remarkable public elementary school!”