Recently, Ruskin Elementary's National Elementary Honor Society members could be seen scurrying about the building busily collecting and keeping tally of the donations brought in by students during their 2nd annual "Hands of Hope" drive. The NEHS group took up the cause of supporting the Waycross House of Hope by collecting various non-perishable food and personal hygiene items. The response from the school was tremendous, and Ruskin students showed that they love their community and are willing to do their part to give others hope in times of need.
The Waycross House of Hope offers emergency help to people who need it. It is located at 109 Thomas Street in Waycross. House of Hope is a nonprofit organization (501-3C) that follows federal guidelines and helps anyone in need who meets income and other limited requirements.
Principal Donna Solomon expressed that she is pleased to see students at Ruskin get involved with helping others in the community.
Pictured (L-R): NEHS Adviser Tammy Gardner, Austin P., Sirona H., Gavin B., Clayton L., Lillian G., Carolina M., Matthew R., House of Hope representative Pam Altman, and House of Hope Director Adela Davis.
Pictured (L-R): NEHS Adviser Tammy Gardner, Marysa T., Synia W., Zander T., Trinti H., Raygan D., Zymere C., Alexia H., Lillie K., House of Hope representative Pam Altman, and House of Hope Director Adela Davis.