October 04, 2017 06:19 PM
All around the community Wednesday, St. Scholastica students and staff volunteered their time for their Fall Community Day.
It's a school-wide day to give back and lasses were canceled for the day to allow more people to participate. Hundreds of students and staff worked at around 40 local non-profits.
"We just want to get out into the community and really help promote community with our students," Brenna Cherro, a teacher's assistant at St. Scholastica, said.
For the students and staff, it was about more than just volunteering.
"It makes a really good reputation between the CSS community and the rest of the community," Cherro said. "When we want to go out and connect with people it really helps with that connection."
One group of students helped clean up the Hillside Community Orchard. Another class helped the Lake Superior Zoo get ready for their Halloween event.
"Here we are decorating for an event the Zoo has that's called Boo at the Zoo and we're doing a lot of the work that would take a lot of the actual workers here a really long time to do," Cherro said.
One of her students said she enjoys the crafts.
"I've actually had a lot of fun doing it," student, Mallorie Corey, said. "It's just making stuff for palm trees from Moana and cutting out flowers for the kids."
Nursing students helped out at the pumpkin pie fundraiser for the CHUM food shelf.
"The students have really enjoyed doing this and they enjoy learning how we make the pie crusts and hand roll them and all that," LeAnn House, a retired professor from St. Scholastica and volunteer, said. "It's a fun thing. It's also a community building endeavor where we get to know each other better, so it's win-win."
With this community day, they hope to inspire a passion for volunteering in each student.
"They don't need a specific day to go help people and volunteer," Cherro said. "They can do it whenever and it's such a rewarding feeling."
St. Scholastica will have another community day in February.
Updated: October 04, 2017 06:19 PM
Created: October 04, 2017 05:54 PM
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