We were thrilled to have Maureen Magee (retired NTHS employee) visit us 9th period to talk to us about the North Shore Crop Walk on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 in Evanston, IL. We have already raised hundreds of dollars from various low-denomination collections, but now it's time to secure sponsors for larger donations. Here's Ms. Magee speaking with the Social Service Board:
Actually, here's (see photo) what $180 can do to make a difference for an organization's livelihood. Each co-head from Social Service Board can request up to $200 for any organization they sponsor. The money can be in the form of a check or supplies. For example, Amy and Sabrina spent less than two hundred dollars on a bounty of toys, games and other fun stuff for Rowe Elementary School.
If YOU want to make a request for YOUR specific organization, please consider the following:
Certain organizations are not in need of additional funds. For example, ICRE receives money from the State of Illinois.
Other organizations need funds for daily operational costs (like rent).
Please make your request IN WRITING to Mr. Lawler or Mr. Bolos. Consult with your sponsors regarding how to deliver the funds or the supplies.
Wow. What a tremendous effort by so many people with so many moving parts in play. Although attendance is never what we hope for, the entire operation ran without a hitch and everyone had a great time. Best of all, our chosen charity, Shanti Bethel, raised thousands of dollars for children in need.
After Kelvyn Park's February 6th site visit to New Trier, a few members of Social Service Board participated in an informal debrief for the purposes of documenting our experiences for Dr. Cynthia Taines, of NIU. Some suggestions included:
Creation of a viral video to educate Illinois citizens regarding inequities in school funding
A one-day school Principal "switch" (Kelvyn Park and New Trier principals)
We had a wonderful visit from the Kelvyn Park High School students yesterday, who were accompanied by their teachers and members of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association. Special thanks to all of the New Trier teachers who volunteered their classrooms and to Principal Hibbard, who not only treated the students to lunch, but also spoke to our group about inequities in school funding.
Winnetka Campus Principal Denise Hibbard answers questions from NTHS and KPHS students
On Friday, a few of us got to speak with Sam Smith from NYU. She talked a lot about recruitment, and how we can try to get more volunteers for our groups.
She suggested trying to recruit a few people from many different cliques (band kids, basketball team, chess team, etc.) so that the knowledge of these social service groups can have an easier time spreading around the school. Also, there was discussion on how to improve frosh board.
Finally, she conversed about her different volunteer opportunities and awards that she received in high school.