The first-ever Community Service Day will see every single school in Westfield involved in service projects to help the community, and Westfield residents can play their part by making small donations to help them on their way.
Community service is an ongoing undertaking for all the town’s schools, but this is the first time they will coordinate their efforts into a single week.
Parents Josephine Stack and Alyson Twilley are coordinating the day, which will officially be Tuesday, March 27, but schools will aim to complete their projects by the end of that week.
Every school will choose its own project and approach the day differently, but projects will include potting plants for senior citizens, making lunches for homeless people and creating decorations for the Westfield High School Dance-A-Thon, itself a fundraiser for good causes in the community.
Ms. Stack said, “We're really excited to get the entire student body in Westfield involved in giving back to the community. We think it's important for all children to feel that they can make a difference in their community from the youngest to the oldest. Our motto is ‘Little hands can make a big difference.’”
Parent Teacher Student Organisations (PTSOs) at all the schools will be helping to fund the projects, as will their umbrella organization, the Parent Teacher Council (PTC).
But Ms. Stack and Ms. Twilley are also hoping they can get some extra support from the Westfield community.
Donations such as gift cards for supermarkets to buy lunch items, gift cards for Home Depot or one of the town’s nurseries to buy small plants and soil for senior citizens and lunch-box size bottles of water would be very much appreciated, they said.
Contact Ms. Stack at email@example.com if you wish to help out with a donation.