Press Release: Twin County United Way’s Student Day of Caring is Becoming a Bengal Tradition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 22, 2018
Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
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’s Student Day of Caring is Becoming a Bengal Tradition
For the third year in a row, first day of school activities for Lewiston High School Seniors will include volunteer service
LEWISTON –As the school year kicks off, Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School have partnered again to get local students excited about volunteering. The annual Student Day of Caring, presented by Lewis Clark Credit Union (LCCU), provides an avenue for students to engage in brief, but meaningful volunteer service projects. This is the fifth annual Student Day of Caring and the third year it has been incorporated with Lewiston High School’s first day of school activities for LHS Seniors.
The United Way’s Day of Caring is intended to inspire students to continue to volunteer throughout the year and into the future. The students will be at a dozen different locations today participating in a variety of hands-on activities including cleaning, yardwork, painting, repackaging food and sorting donations.
Lewiston School District Superintendent, Dr. Bob Donaldson, said, “We live in a community that supports our youth and our schools and we appreciate it. This is a way for our students to give back to the community. Encouraging the students to engage is volunteering and service to local nonprofits supports our community’s caring culture.”
Student volunteers will gather at Lewiston High School to load busses and travel to service locations at 9:15 a.m. Each volunteer project is estimated to take approximately two hours. Students will then return to the high school for lunch provided by the National Guard and activities through the end of the school day.
In addition to LCCU, sponsors making this event possible include McDonald’s, Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce, P1FCU, Dutch Bros Lewis-Clark Valley, Village Center Cinemas, Rock Your Roll and ArtBeat.
Follow Student Day of Caring activities on social media at #tcuw, @TwinCountyUW, facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, #LiveUnited, @LBengals, Facebook.com/LewistonHighSchoolCounselingCenter, @lhscounseling.
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.