CIS Students Lead Outstanding Community Service Effort at Myers Park High School

Students Collect Over 1,000 Games and Toys to Donate to Charity

The CIS team (staff and students) at Myers Park High School recently organized a phenomenal community service effort in collaboration with the Furnish For Good (FFG) club at Myers Park.

CIS Site Coordinator Stacey Weinstein learned that Furnish For Good really wanted to have a supply of toys and games to give to their clients (families) with children. Furnish For Good helps neighbors in need to furnish their homes with donated furniture. They get to have a “shopping experience” as they select items they need. Games and toys for kids are often just not a priority for families moving in to a new home or apartment for the first time, but they certainly help make it feel so much more like a home for children and their parents.

Drumroll please!! CIS students and the students in the FFG club engaged the ENTIRE Myers Park High School community – students, teachers, staff, athletics, Student Government, many other clubs, parent organizations and more – to collect more than 1,000 games and toys!

Students led the month-long initiative from start to finish – from promoting the campaign by creating flyers, social media blasts, and morning announcements, to collecting their own contributions of toys/games, and picking up, organizing, packing and loading the truck for delivery to FFG. Collaborating in this way and engaging all of the clubs and partners at Myers Park created stronger connections between everyone. Lots of learning took place as well, with students learning more about the housing needs in our community, and how to promote and implement a successful community service campaign.

Giving back to the community and instilling in students the idea that EVERYONE has something to give, including their time and talent, is a key component of the CIS model. Way to go to the CIS team and students at Myers Park High School for leading this amazing and successful effort!