NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
March 9, 2012 Walnut, CA 91789
Caring for those in need
Chaparral students and staff volunteer at local shelter
DIAMOND BAR, CA-- The Chaparral Middle School's HUMANitarian Club recently had the opportunity to learn about the complex issue of homelessness.
Every year the club collects lunch donations from their fellow Cougars.
On March 5 they delivered about 200 sack lunches and then served dinner at a local shelter.
The winter shelter is sponsored by the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless.
The Coalition provides over 200 men, women, and children with a warm bed, three meals, hygiene kits, and many other opportunities to meet basic needs.
The non-profit organization works with public agencies, private organizations, foundations, and interfaith groups in the community to serve the needs of the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.
The students were able to talk with the participants before dinner service.
One student commented, "Wow, some of the homeless people are my age!"
It was a very enlightening experience for the Chaparral youth, said advisor Sherry Robertson.
For more information on how to help the area homeless please visit, http://www.esgvchomeless.com.
Members of the Chaparral Middle School’s HUMANitarian Club recently volunteered at a local shelter.
Chaparral HUMANItarian Club member Kaylie Yee with adviser Sherry Robertston.
Chaparral staff members helped serve dinner at the winter shelter. Shown: Enoch Choi, Jennifer Najera, Jennifer Welch, and Sherry Robertson.