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Ware Academy gives back to the community

From left, Ware students Alex Milligan, Gavin Rowe and Karson Marshall donate their time to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.

Ware Academy students in grades 5 through 7 recently participated in a community service project with the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.

Students spent the morning making toys and grain-free biscuits for the animals. 

After lunch, the students traveled to the Humane Society to deliver the treats, help with daily tasks and visit with the animals.  

Part of Ware Academy’s mission is to “emphasize the development of citizens who embody the character traits that will make them an excellent citizen.” Students develop empathy, generosity and the passion to contribute to their greater community.
During the school year, Ware students have contributed to Bread for Life as a school-wide initiative. Ware Academy’s third and fourth graders sold baked goods, as well as ice cream, and donated the proceeds for the Ronald McDonald House in honor of Brielle Hicks, a former Ware student. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home environment with support and resources that help keep families together while their children are receiving treatments. 

Teachers also participated in a year-long fundraiser which was facilitated by the primary grades. Each year a different organization is selected.  This year the funds raised were donated to the Children’s Diaper Bank. This organization provides families in need with essential gear, clothing, products and services for children with the goal of improving their safety, health and well-being.  

posted 07.04.2018

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