WCHS Students Give Back for the Holidays



Members of We Can Help Serve are giving back this holiday season.

According to Feeding America’s website, there are 26,350 children in Montgomery County alone that are struggling to avoid hunger.

WCHS students and staff are working hard to help as many families as possible by volunteering at churches and participating in We Can Help Serve for Thanksgiving.

On Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Southbrook Christian Church is hosting a turkey give away put together by Because Of God’s Grace Ministries (BOGG). Seniors Hannah Taulbee, Autumn Luthman, Abrielle Medcalf, and juniors Trinity Minge and Jillian Malin will be helping BOGG deliver 1,000 turkeys to families who can’t afford them this Thanksgiving.

BOGG has partnered with Southbrook Christian church to raise 1,500 dollars to purchase the turkeys. Volunteering for BOGG is an easy way to give back to the community and Dayton area. Go to their website www.thebogg.org to sign up to volunteer for any upcoming events or donate.

Minge said she thinks this experience will give her a different perspective.

Luthman said this experience will make her “feel good to give back to the community and help out families.”

Malin said she believes “this experience will help me better understand what families without food go through.”

Another easy way to give back to the community is by joining We Can Help Serve run by Ms. Jennifer Parks and Mrs. Kerri Vanderpool. We Can Help Serve has been a club at WCHS for at least five years. In previous years, they have volunteered at the Food Bank, St. Vincent De Paul and BOGG. If volunteering is too much, stay after school and help make blankets for St. Vincent or greeting cards for nursing homes.

It’s rewarding to see the joy of people you’re helping. It’s nice to make a difference.”

— Jessica Farmer

Senior Jessica Farmer has been part of We Can Help Serve for two years. She said being a member of this club is enjoyable because “It’s rewarding to see the joy of people you’re helping. It’s nice to make a difference.”

Senior Ashley Hitchler said her favorite activity she’s done in We Can Help Serve is make blankets for the homeless.

We Can Help Serve hosts meetings every Friday after school in room 313. Text @wchserve to 81010 to get reminds about We Can Help Serve.

Children all over Dayton are in desperate need of food and supplies, especially during the holidays. Get out there and make a difference in the community by volunteering with local ministries like BOGG, or get involved through school.