HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) partnered with London Middle School on a service learning project this December that benefited three local social service agencies.
Students at the Wheeling school learned about homelessness through a lesson created by HOSC and then completed a project where they put their newfound knowledge to use.
The students created and decorated holiday themed greeting cards filled with messages of compassion and hope for local clients of three different nonprofit agencies and HOSC community partners: Wings – a domestic violence shelter and counseling agency, Northwest Compass – an agency providing emergency help to those that are vulnerable or in crisis, and Maryville Academy – which provides guidance, structure, and stability for children, young adults, and their families or support networks.
The students made over 200 cards as well as bookmarks and vases with homemade flowers that were also donated.
See some of the photos below!