Community Service at Wilmington Academy
WAAS students are required to complete 12 hours of Community Service per year, or 3 hours per quarter.
Many of our families choose to take this opportunity to volunteer together as a family. Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and Helping Hand’s are just a few examples of the entities at which our families and students choose to volunteer their time. Last year, a number of our students gathered linens, canned foods, and toiletries and helped local refugee families make a new start in life by working hand in hand with Interfaith Refugee Ministries.
This year, we are excited about a new opportunity. Señora Marsh takes a team of doctors and nurses on a medial mission’s trip to Ecuador every year. One of the things that she does in preparation for that trip is to make about 1,000 yarn dolls to give away to all of the children that they treat. We thought it would be a great idea to form a Community Service Project Club and make the yarn dolls as an after school project. The club will meet once a month in the multi-purpose room from 2:30-3:30pm. The hours will count towards the required Community Service Hours. If you are interested in helping to make yarn dolls for the Ecuadorian children, see Señora Marsh! We are currently accepting donations of skeins of yarn of any color, and we would love to have parent volunteers to help make the dolls as well. No experience is necessary. Just a willing heart and hands!
Check out all of our Community Service Opportunities! They show up on our School Calendar as WOW events.
Please click the link below to print out the Community Service/WOW Participation Form to document your hours.
Congratulations to 8th Grader Kate Reiniche and 6th Grader Averil Boren for being a New Hanover County Young Authors Winner. Their writing pieces now advance to the state level of competition. Mrs. Upton
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