Philanthropy

Saint Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grader, Carter, Volunteers Nearly 200 Hours

Carter not only excels in academics, he is a student leader in service. Carter volunteered almost 200 hours of service in his community. He’s an athlete, an excellent student and loves helping others! Q. What drives you to volunteer? A. What drives me to volunteer is knowing that there are so many people who need help and support. Plus, it …

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Girls Scout, Cheyenne Farnsworth, Helps Teen Parents

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I wanted to do my Gold Award but I was stumped on how to help the community. For my Bronze Award, I helped the Arizona Humane Society and for my Silver Award, I helped the homeless. I felt like when people think about helping their community they normally think about the Humane …

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Horizon Honors high school Hosts Relay for Life

Horizon Honors High School hosted their annual Relay for Life event on March 8. Relay for Life is an organized, late night community fundraising walk for American Cancer Society. Teams of people camped out on a track field and members of each team took turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provided entertainment and helped build camaraderie. There …

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Girls Scout, Katelyn Gosney, earns Gold Award

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. Kim McKracken is the Ministry Coordinator for Our Saviors Lutheran Church where my troop meets. We were talking about ways that the troop could help the community. She said that there was a lack of community resources and education for emergency preparedness. The church supports my Girl Scout troop and the neighborhood …

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Girl Scout, Katelin Weber Creates Learning center

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. My Gold Award project was inspired by all of my past teachers who have always provided my fellow classmates and I with all the supplies necessary to learn. I know that for many students their access to those supplies and books ends when the school day does. I knew that the Bridge …

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Saint Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grader, Anna Bowles, Starts Kindness Day

Anna started a “Kindness Day” at Saint Thomas. One of the many ways to show kindness included giving each student a flower at the end of the day to be given to someone who had been kind to them. It was a wonderful day and students still talk about it! It will be an annual event at STA. She’s the …

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Girl Scout Lauren Kuhman, Spreads Hiking Awareness

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. Part of it, at first, was the surface level benefits (scholarships, recognition, etc). The other part was the excitement of completing a project, which had an impact, where I could say I changed something. As my project progressed my motives became solely focused on the desire to work towards a solution, and …

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Gold Award Girl Scout Recipient, Emma Norton

Emma Norton is a recent Gold Award Girl Scout. Her Gold Award project helped protect the Grand Canyon National Park by replacing more than twenty-year-old storage boxes, used for food and scented items. She replaced these with new and improved bins with Leave No Trace behind sticker educating visitors on how they can be responsible and help protect the park …

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St. Thomas Aquinas Fifth Grader, Jocelyn, Cares for Others

Jocelyn Ovalle is always thinking of ways to make others feel special. Jocelyn has cut her hair in honor of her teacher, Ms. Burley, and those with Cancer. Jocelyn is involved in theater and was part of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She was recently involved in Kids Alive Theater along with playing volleyball, and having a part as …

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Bethany Christian School Students Pack over 10,000 meals for Hungry Children in Haiti

  More than 160 students at Bethany Christian School in Tempe teamed up with the Champion Group to serve and pack over 10,000 non-perishable nutrient-dense meals for children in Haiti, as part of a school-wide project called Feed the Need. The students formed assembly lines to carefully pour, pack and seal meal packets that will be distributed through a Haitian …

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