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Volunteer Spotlight: Haine Middle School Students Give Back to Community

The students assemble Thanksgiving meals for the homeless.

Haine Middle School students are celebrating the holiday by giving back to those who are less fortunate.

With the help of parents and teachers, the students in Amy Scott and Mary Burglund’s classrooms chose the Light of Life Rescue Mission  in Pittsburgh as the focus of their Thanksgiving project. 

Light of Life provides for the homeless as well as families in need in surrounding communities. 

According to Scott, students decided that providing needy families with a complete Thanksgiving meal was the most important way they could make a difference on Nov. 22. While the Light of Life mission provides a turkey for the families, the nonprofit relies on donations to make it a complete meal. 

The middle schoolers made donations and collected donations from family and friends for the project. The goal was to make one complete basket to provide for an entire family—but the generosity was contagious.

Within two days, Scott said donations came pouring into the classroom. Students were able to assemble several complete meals, plus additional items needed to serve the homeless. 

Check on the gallery above for photos of the Haine students with the donations.

-- Photos and information submitted by Seneca Valley School District. Have news you'd like to share with Patch readers? Email information and photos to Editor Jessica Sinichak at jessica.sinichak@patch.com or visit our Pics & Clips Gallery. 

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