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Hillside Gives Back to Community

Students Had a Busy Fall with Service Projects

Hillside Middle School students took the opportunity to help others with several activities in the fall.

In September and October, Hillside students and families worked together to raise $180 to help with relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The money raised was donated to the American Red Cross.

On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, leaving millions of people without electricity, food, water or shelter. When students in Kary Mack’s Spanish classes learned about the disaster, they were eager to make a difference. They volunteered to sell bottled water during all three lunch hours. They raised $64, which was donated to the UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program with the Hispanic Federation.

On Nov. 6, eighth-grade leaders of the student-tostudent mentoring program, Where Everyone Belongs (WEB), took part in Rake and Run. They raked leaves at houses located near Hillside to positively contribute to the community. Approximately 20 students helped with the project. Later that month, the Hillside Student Senate collected new and slightly used coats to help others through Operation Warm-Up.

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