Hilliard City Schools cares about the community in which we live and work. During this time of year there are many programs that the staff and the students participate in to help local families. Our families inspire us when they join in and help. Each school found a way to give back that is unique to their community. When students and staff work together to create a better community it shows that we are Ready For Tomorrow. Here is a list of some of the holiday season fundraisers.
The Student Council and Kindness Club at Brown Elementary are participating in the Adopt-a-Family project. This year they have one family they will help during this holiday season. They participated in Movember which is a national event where men grow moustaches and the community supports them. They raised almost two hundred dollars for the James Cancer Hospital for Men’s Cancer Research.
Heritage Middle School also participated in Movember. They raised several hundred dollars for the Community Welfare Council. They also raised awareness about men’s health.
Weaver Middle School is helping active duty soldiers. Students have made over 400 buckeye key chains to fill up 35 care packages being sent overseas. Staff members have also adopted 15 soldiers to send care packages too.
Hilliard Station raised money to help Patches of Light, an organization set up to help patients and families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Central Office Staff participated in adopt a family program for the holidays. They were able to help three families with 14 children.
The Washington Elementary SACC program is collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald house. The school and staff are adopting a family within their community to help for the holidays.
Each school in the district, along with central office staff collected food for the Brown Bag food collection program. More than 850 Thanksgiving meals were provided.
Hilliard Crossing Elementary participated in the Jump Rope for The American Heart Association, raising hundreds of dollars.
Alton Darby Elementary held a food drive. They also collected wrapping paper, hats and mittens for the Hilliard Food Pantry.
Hilliard Bradley High School is collecting gifts for high school students and non-perishable dessert items to give the Hilliard community Council.
J.W. Reason held a canned food drive hosted by their Student Leaders. They also collected gloves, hats and coats. The staff adopted two of their own families to provide a Christmas too.
The Hilliard Preschool held the Reading Club’s Bedtime Stories and Pajamas event. They were able to collect books and pajamas for kids in Central Ohio.
Scioto Darby Elementary students collected tooth brushes, tooth paste, canned goods and winter clothing. They also adopted two families.
Darby Creek fourth and fifth grade students participated in Chores for Charity. The students did chores or odd jobs to earn money. The money they raised was used to sponsor a local family.
Hilliard Darby High School’s National Honor Society hosted the third annual Charity Talent Show. The show was solely planned, directed and performed by students. There were close to 1000 students in attendance, and a total of $1600.00 was raised for charity. The Renaissance Club made blankets to donate to the kids at Children’s Hospital.
Hilliard Tharp held a canned food drive this year. They are also collecting donations for Operation Buckeye, which supports Ohio military personnel.