Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School partner to promote student volunteerism

 

   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 23, 2017

Contacts:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: 2207 E. Main, Lewiston, (208) 743-6594

 

  • Kevin Driskill, Principal, Lewiston High School
  • LHS office: (208) 748-3103

 

Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School partner to promote student volunteerism
For the second year, first day of school activities for LHS Seniors include volunteer service

LEWISTON –Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School teamed up to get local students excited about volunteering.  The annual Student Day of Caring provides an avenue for students to engage in brief, but meaningful volunteer service projects.  This is the 4th Annual Day of Caring and for the second year in a row, it is incorporated with Lewiston High School’s first day of school activities for LHS Seniors.

The Day of Caring is intended to inspire students to continue to volunteer throughout the year and into the future. More than 250 students are at more than 18 different locations today giving back to local nonprofits and the community by participating in a variety of hands-on activities such as yard work, painting, cleaning, litter pick up, sorting and organizing, repacking food, building, office work, event promotion and more.

Twin County United Way Women United Chair, Charity Rapier, said “the students are so willing to work hard and they really seem to enjoy it. I’m very impressed with the amount of work the students are able to get done in just a short time.” Lewiston High School principal, Kevin Driskill, added, “the feedback from last year – from both students volunteering and those who benefited from the volunteer service – was great.  This is a way for our students to work together and give back to the community.”

Student volunteers gathered at Lewiston High School a little after 9 a.m. to load busses and travel to service locations. Each volunteer project is estimated to take approximately two hours. Students will then return to the high school for lunch and activities through the end of the school day.

Sponsors making this event possible include Lewis Clark Credit Union, McDonald’s, Dutch Bros Lewis-Clark Valley, Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce, LC Crew, Village Center Cinemas and ArtBeat.

Follow Student Day of Caring activities on social media at #tcuw, @TwinCountyUW, facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, #LiveUnited, @LBengals, Facebook.com/LewistonHighSchoolCounselingCenter, @counseling_lhs.

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org.

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