Willow Bend Academy – a little school that gives a lot.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Students at Willow Bend Academy are generous givers.  Each month, they are involved in a different service project.

During the first month of the 2013-2014 school year, students donated new and gently used coats to a local charity for distribution to needy families.

The following month, the students supported the Lakota tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  Non-perishable food, clothing, disposable diapers and various other items were collected for shipment to the reservation.

Next, students brought “store bought” (long shelf life) cookies.  Members of the Willow Bend Academy Chapter of National Honor Society placed nearly 12,000 cookies in sandwich bags and gave them to Soupmobile, a charity that provides lunches for the homeless in the Dallas area.

Our current project is to support the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Willow Bend Academy students have supported this cause for several years.   Our students contribute money and merits (Merits are earned for academic work. Willow Bend Academy converts the merits to cash.) Students are further involved by shopping for the needed items and returning them to Salvation Army for gift wrapping and being delivered to the needy families to give to their children for Christmas.  For Willow Bend Students and families to contribute $10,000 – $12,000 per year is typical.

Throughout the school year, there will be monthly emphases on giving back to the community in meaningful ways.