Lewiston High School Seniors Set to Serve with Twin County United Way

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Aug. 21, 2019

Contact:

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

Lewiston High School Seniors Set to Serve with Twin County United Way

First day of school activities include volunteerism

LEWISTON – Area students are heading back to school.  And, like last year, this year’s school year kicks off with Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School (LHS) partnering to get local students excited about volunteering.  Today is the sixth annual Twin County United Way Student Day of Caring, a day for students to engage in brief, but meaningful volunteer service projects.

The goal is to give seniors at LHS the opportunity to see the various ways they can volunteer to make a difference in their community. The students will be at a dozen different locations participating in a variety of hands-on activities including cleaning, yardwork, liter patrol, painting, repackaging food and sorting donations. Each volunteer project is estimated to take approximately two hours.

Trisha Baker, President and CEO of LCCU (one of the event’s top sponsors for the second year) shared, “This is such an incredible and fun event and LCCU is proud to support it. We hope students will be inspired to continue to volunteer throughout the year and into the future.”

Christina Cahill, a counselor at LHS who helps United Way coordinate the event, said, “This is such a great way for our seniors to connect while helping others. Encouraging the students to engage in volunteering helps builds a caring culture here at LHS and in the community.”

Student volunteers will gather at LHS to load buses and travel to service locations at 9:15 a.m. Students will then return to the high school a little before noon for lunch and activities through the end of the school day.

Top sponsors of the event are LCCU and SpotOn Yogurt.  Additional sponsors making this event possible include McDonald’s, Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce, P1FCU, Dutch Bros Lewis-Clark Valley, Village Center Cinemas and ArtBeat.

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

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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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