Hillside Students Make a Difference in Community
Together We Can Make a Difference
Hillside’s Student Council’s focus this year is helping others and making a difference in the community they are a part of. Each month the group concentrations on one organization that they would like Hillside to help. Students at all grade levels rallied to support the causes.
In October students collected $2247.68 during a Penny Harvest for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Currently Hillside is supporting Food Bank of Iowa’s Combat Hunger Campaign. More than one-thousand items have been collected in the past two weeks. Students get to vote for their favorite Iowa college football team by placing the items they bring in the team’s collection box. Each item is a vote of support for their team. “Student Council really wants to help the students understand that giving back is an important part of who Hillside is,” said Kayla Woodke, student council sponsor. “We want them to feel good about helping others and know that when we work together as a school we can help our community.” Students will continue their service projects in December where they will be giving their time and talents to Blanks Children’s Hospital. Student Council members are making tie blankets and students throughout the school are decorating birthday bags to brighten the lives of children who are in the hospital during this holiday season.