The Mathews LIGHTS Club completed another successful community service project during the month of February. 5th grade students in the school’s service club created Valentine’s Day Get Well cards for patients at Self Regional Healthcare. On February 11th Ms. Debbie Powell, a retired D50 employee and Self Regional volunteer, visited the school to receive the cards. She also talked with the club about her volunteer experiences at the hospital. The Valentine’s Day Get Well cards will be distributed to patients this week by Mrs. Powell and other hospital volunteers.
The LIGHTS Club’s love and creativity also extended to the clients of National Health Care (NHC). Students worked together to make tissue paper floral arrangements which were donated to NHC clients during Valentine’s Day week.
Mathews Elementary’s LIGHTS Club is a voluntary 5th grade service club which currently has 33 actively serving members. LIGHTS is an acronym for Loving Individuals Giving Happiness, Help, and Hope Through Serving. The club’s main goal is to provide students with opportunities to participate in different service projects throughout the year. The club’s sponsors are Amy Gillion, Pam Faulkner, and Valencia Tiller.
During October, the club completed its first project of the year by hosting a school-wide food drive for the Greenwood County Food Bank. The group will continue to focus on several service projects for the rest of the school year that will benefit local veterans, the Salvation Army, Hospice House, and Mathews.