Compass Students Help Our Global Community
February 24th, 2020
Compass students raised over $1,000 for Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit that packages food for malnourished children in over 70 countries.
If that were not enough, the 11th-grade Futures venture participated in PACKAGING that food at the Slammin Famine event at the Budweiser Events Center on February 21! Students helped package meals—assembly line fashion—and managed to have a lot of fun while doing it. Helping the community + bonding + rocking the hairnets = Friday at Compass!
Malachai, Sarah, Lucas, and John said of the experience: “Volunteering to pack meals for Feed my Starving Children was really rewarding. When Katie first brought up the idea we didn’t really know what we were getting into, but it was a really nice experience. It was great to see the school come together to raise money for a good cause. It was also incredible to see a full warehouse of people working to feed the world. They played music and made it a fun experience for all of us; we danced so much! And we got hairnets! We got to raise enough money for 4,000 meals and packed over 7,000 meals. John also found his true calling as a lunch lady!”
“Through this experience, we packed 34 boxes which is equivalent to 7,000 meals for children across the world. We felt a strong sense of community as we pushed towards the same goal of helping the cause in any way we could. By donating and volunteering an opportunity that Compass staff has given us, we were given perspective on our privilege and how much involvement matters. We would like to thank you for giving us the gift of being able to go out of school and help something larger than ourselves.” Maya, Raine, and Gabi