High School Students Giving Back this Winter Season

Good News Notes:

“Winter can often be a difficult time for many, and District 228 students at Bremen, Tinley Park, Hillcrest, and Oak Forest High Schools recognize that. While District 228 students are often seen giving back to their communities throughout the year, there seems to be an extra push this winter season with an abundance of fundraising, donation campaigns, and volunteering.”

“Bremen student Dylan Gluszek also showed off his Bremen Brave spirit this winter by hosting his annual light show and food drive at his home. Each year, Gluszek decorates his home in Midlothian with hundreds of Christmas lights. He programs the lights and decorations to “dance” to holiday tunes. All he asks of his spectators? That they leave a donation in the bin out front. This year, Gluszek was seeking 10,000 pounds in donations. Remarkably, his grand total surpassed his goal at 14,093 pounds of food!”

“Another Bremen student, Tania Price also wanted to find a way to give back this season. She decided to collect gifts and visit a nearby shelter around the holidays. After recruiting some friends and the help of teachers Ms. Flannigan and Ms. Chelepis, she raised $375.00 and collected gifts for the Daybreak shelter in Joliet, Ill. 28 students traveled with Price, Ms. Flannigan, and Ms. Chelepis to the shelter where they provided clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene products, and baby items to families. They also provided each child a gift, played games, and served dinner.”

View the whole story here: https://patch.com/illinois/oakforest/amp/28512294/high-school-students-giving-back-winter-season

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