Jr. High Service Day Brightens Our Community

23 groups of students from King’s Junior High went out on Friday, May 11, around the Seattle area to serve. They worked at a thrift shop, food banks, churches, schools and many other locations.

One group served at King’s Preschool reading to the students, helping in the classrooms, gardening and weeding and cleaning up the playground. Another prepared food for students at Seattle Urban Academy.

Fourteen students served at One Cup Coffee, an outreach business of Bethany Church in Shoreline. At One Cup, they did yardwork, cleaned windows, picked up trash and organized supplies.

A group of girls packed paper bag lunches and walked five miles of downtown Seattle passing out lunches to all in need in their path. They listened to people’s stories of homelessness, gaining a better understanding of life on the streets, and received many thanks.

Boys in Sam Croutworst’s group served at Pathways for Women (YWCA), an organization that we’ve built a strong relationship with over the years. This year’s need was clearing areas of weeds and brush and the boys jumped right in. Pathways for Women expressed gratitude for all of the help our Jr. High students gave this year and in years past.

Each time our students serve, they learn that they can make a real difference in the lives of others. Even one day of service can make a big impact and let people know that someone cares.