DECA Club students give to Children’s Hospital


By Bev Mullen - For the Record-Herald



Branton Mitchell, Hunter Sever, Alexis Gray and MaryKate Van Dyke, all members of the Washington City Schools High School DECA Club, in front of their 50 boxes filled with toys to be donated to Children’s Hospital.


Students from Washington C.H. High School’s DECA Club recently learned about Project Jared’s Boxes from a local resident and did their research into the national project by going online. The boxes are filled with toys to be donated to Children’s Hospital in Columbus to hopefully make a child’s stay at the hospital more interactive and maybe a bit more enjoyable.

The students found a list of items that could be included in the boxes, learned about sterilization safety for the young patients, and wrote a note of introduction and encouragement for each box’s recipient.

In order to pay for the purchases, the students held a City School-wide fundraiser where teachers paid to dress down for a week. Of the $800 garnered from this fund raiser, about a third was used to buy the toys and boxes. There is a list on the website that helped the students determine what to buy for the boxes. The students chose for the rest of the money to be donated to a local community member who is currently fighting cancer.

The entire project, implemented by the students, fell within the guidelines of this business class under the guidance of instructor David Penwell.

Branton Mitchell, Hunter Sever, Alexis Gray and MaryKate Van Dyke, all members of the Washington City Schools High School DECA Club, in front of their 50 boxes filled with toys to be donated to Children’s Hospital.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DECA-PIC.jpgBranton Mitchell, Hunter Sever, Alexis Gray and MaryKate Van Dyke, all members of the Washington City Schools High School DECA Club, in front of their 50 boxes filled with toys to be donated to Children’s Hospital.

By Bev Mullen

For the Record-Herald

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