Thanksgiving reminds us all to appreciate what we have. Additionally, as students from Green Woods Charter School experienced, the holiday spurs us on to helping others less fortunate.
Seventh and eighth grade student leaders from the Manayunk school organized a can goods drive and distributed their contribution at the North Light Community Center's food pantry.
Steve Masterson, dean of faculty, coordinated part of the effort and discussed the importance of helping out.
"I think this was an eye-opening experience. They really saw a chance to help people in need and wanted to help out," he said.
Families at the K-8 school currently housed at the former St. Mary's and St. John's buildings sought to bring in two cans a kid, roughly 835 cans. At North Light, students sorted 2,316 cans—nearly tripling the output.
For those interested in Green Woods Charter School, visit its website here.
To give to the North Light Community Center, click here.