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Dublin City Schools students and staff give back
Every single year, all of our 20 school buildings, our central office, and our transportation complex go above and beyond to give back and help those in need.

Below are just a few examples of volunteerism, community service, and giving back.

The Dublin Support Association (DSA), Dublin City Schools Transportation Department and Dublin City Schools Elementary students conducted a new toy/ non-perishable food drive Nov. 12-15.  The total collected was 2,559 food items that were delivered to the Dublin Food Pantry and 372 toy items that will be picked up by Firefighters For Kids in December.

In November, our entire school community mobilized quickly to collect two large moving trucks full of items needed by those on the east coast whose homes and businesses were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. A specific list of needed items including winter coats, new clothes, batteries, paper goods, and much more were collected by community members and delivered to school buildings which served as distribution points for organizers. Dublin Scioto High School teacher Kevin Burns volunteered to drive one of the large moving vans full of supplies to the New Jersey shore.

Parents Stephanie Reed and Gail Duryea were responsible for pulling together this enormous effort within the span of a very few days. Several students in many of our schools took the time to send handmade cards and letters with the needed supplies. Mrs. Reed, who accompanied Dublin’s relief efforts to the east coast, reported those cards and letters had a profound emotional impact on the recipients.

Bailey

For the third consecutive year, Bailey 4th graders made fleece blankets to donate to Welcome Warehouse.  Students were encouraged to earn or donate their own money to buy the fleece material to make the blankets. The Bailey fifth grade collected items for a downtown Columbus homeless shelter and prepared sack meals for the Dublin Food Pantry. Fifth graders will also perform holiday music at the Sanctuary Nursing Home.

Chapman

Chapman 5th graders participated in and completed the Junior Achievement BizTown curriculum and field trip.  Economics, philanthropy, and giving back to your community are part of the experience, which culminates in a “Mini Mall” project.  Each 5th grade student secured start up capital, built a business alliance with at least one other student, manufactured a product, and sold their products at the Mini-Mall.  All proceeds from the sales were given to Welcome Warehouse, the Dublin Food Pantry, Chapman Blessings in a Backpack, and local families in need.

Deer Run

Every one of Deer Run’s 24 classrooms adopted a family in need through Welcome Warehouse.

Glacier Ridge

Glacier Ridge students participated in Operation: Kids For Troops!  These boxes went to Glacier Ridge family members serving overseas. Students and staff collected needed items and sent 19 boxes to our troops. Students di chores around their homes to raise money for Warehouse as well as donating money to their emergency help fund.  Students also participated in a holiday post office to raise money for Welcome Warehouse and they collected pop can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

Indian Run

In December, Indian Run students and staff collected hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, and socks for Franklin County Children Services and Welcome Warehouse.

Olde Sawmill

The staff collected items for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort, while scout troops collected new and gently used coats, as well as non-perishable food items.  For the second consecutive year, the building is involved in the Penney Harvest project.

Pinney

Pinney's Girl Scout Troop 644 sponsored a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Dublin Food Pantry, collected coats for a Columbus Coat Drive and participated in Kinder Key Caroling in the Pinney neighborhoods with proceeds benefitting the heart lab at Children's Hospital. The school also adopted more than 20 families through Welcome Warehouse’s Adopt-a-Family program. Third graders in Sheila Kollar's class collected more than $100 in change to donate to the Equi-Valent Riding Center, which uses horse therapy to help children with diverse needs.

Riverside

In November, Riverside staff members volunteered at the Dublin Food Pantry for Harvest of Help, assisting with delivery of Thanksgiving meals to families in the Riverside community. In November and December, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students wrote letters to our troops as part of a building-wide community outreach service project that saw participation from all grade levels throughout the year. All Riverside 2nd grade students made cards for Hurricane Sandy victims as part of a guidance lesson. Building staff have assisted over 30 families in getting them matched with holiday gift assistance and also organized a holiday giving tree. The entire school also participated in an outreach program with the neighboring Friendship Village retirement community.

Scottish Corners

The 2nd grade at Scottish Corners collected donations before visiting the Ohio Wildlife Center.  Items collected included towels, pillowcases, blankets, laundry detergent, zip-lock bags, dog food, cat food and rabbit pellets. Students and staff also held their annual collection for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and Welcome Warehouse with each class collecting more than 150 items receiving a special prize. The building PTO’s annual Kinder Key Caroling Service Project to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital's Heart Center took place in December.

Thomas

Thomas students and staff collected more than 200 new toys and canned goods to benefit local families in need. Thomas Girl Scout Troops coordinated a coat drive to benefit the Salvation Army with students donating 51 coats and many hats and gloves.  Clothes and canned goods were collected for the Hurricane Sandy relief.  Additional events include Pennies for Patients and a drive for the animal shelter. Thomas also partnered with the community to send well-wishes to our troops overseas. Working with an area dentist (Edwards Family Dental), students and staff collected candy for the soldiers and created cards for care packages assembled by Cardinal Health employees.

Wright

Wright Girl Scouts participated in both the American Coat Drive and the American Book Drive and was active in the Dublin Support Association’s toy and food drive.

Wyandot

Wyandot students created nearly 400 holiday/thank you cards that were sent to our troops serving overseas.  The cards will be placed in care packages put together by Cardinal Health of Dublin.  With Wyandot’s help, Cardinal Health was able to exceed 1,000 total care packages for troops. Wyandot participated in Trick or Treat for UNICEF and has raised nearly $300.  The building also conducted a winter clothing drive in partnership with a Columbus elementary school in need of coats, hats, and gloves.

Davis

The Student Council at Davis Middle School organized and conducted a food drive for the Dublin Food Pantry and collected more than 1,100 pounds of food. The school conducted a socks and underwear drive for the Welcome Warehouse and participated in the Adopt a Family program to help those in need during the holiday season.

Grizzell

After reading articles associated with Canine Companions, 7th graders at Grizzell Middle School participated in a donations program for the organization, collecting supplies such as cotton balls, dishwashing liquid, detergent, and toys. The building also held their annual food drive for Fruit of the Vine Food Pantry.

Karrer

The Karrer Student Athletic Council conducted a sock drive for homeless and needy families. The entire school participated in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

The Karrer Student Council organized a canned food drive and 8th grade Social Studies Classes put together boxes of items for Soldiers in Afghanistan. Sixth Grade Teachers adopted a family through Welcome Warehouse.

Sells

Sells, lead by Junior Teen Institute and the Spanish Club, organized the building’s 3rd annual Turkey Trot/Holiday Food Drive. Many staff donated $25 to the efforts to buy turkeys to add to the canned food items collected by students.  On Nov. 22, staff members delivered boxes of food to approximately 35 Dublin families in need. 

Coffman

Dublin Coffman National Honor Society members along with Student Council donated gifts to Franklin County Children's Services for their Holiday Wish program. The NHS also called more than 700 local children as part of their annual Santa Phones service project. Student Council also participated in Children's Hospital Kinder Key Caroling program, and will be delivering baked goods and cards to the Dublin Police Department and other employees who work during times when many others are with family and friends.

Jerome

Jerome's Student Senate, along with the Freshman Advisory Program (CAP) collected cans and money for their annual canned food drive for the Dublin Food Pantry.  The Key Club participated in its annual collection for the Mid Ohio Food Bank and Chapman Elementary's Blessings in a Backpack program. Students and staff contributed more than $2,000 to buy Thanksgiving turkeys for families in need. A canned food drive conducted by the Student Senate netted 733 cans and $1,496. The National Honor Society sponsored a collection for Welcome Warehouse and brought in requested donations of new shampoo, conditioner, bars of soap, and deodorant. NHS is also working with Teens for a Cure to brighten the holiday season of a teen-ager with a life threatening illness. The Interact Club rang bells for the Salvation Army at Perimeter Kroger; purchased gifts for the residents of The Convalarium and volunteered at their holiday party; volunteer at the Dublin Food Pantry once a month stocking shelves and assisting customers; and organized a school-wide letter-writing fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Scioto

Scioto’s Theatre Department teamed up with other service clubs at the school and collected more than 3,400 pounds of food for the Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat Program. Scioto also teamed up with Hard Road rivals Worthington Kilbourne High School for the "Battle of Hard Road Food Drive” in October, bringing in thousands of items. Special needs students undertook a service project to write letters about themselves, including pictures, and sent these and other items to a United States Air Force unit stationed in Afghanistan.  A staff member’s husband is part of that unit. The Scioto staff collected more than $400 and purchased gifts for 11 children through the Franklin County Children Services Holiday Wish program. The Scioto Key Club's annual Breakfast with Santa event raised more than $1,200. The money was used to assist seven families with food and clothes, and the purchasing of 16 coats for local students in need.

Central Office

Central Office provided holiday gifts for an entire family in need in our school district.

Power Plus

Power Plus students conducted their 4th annual gifts of comfort project for patients at the James Cancer Hospital. All of the items were created by Power Plus students with support and donations from the community.

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