Toy drives and clothing drives provide needed resources for the holidays
Fall River, Mass. For many people, the holidays are a time to be thankful for what you have, and to think about those who are less fortunate. This is true of the students and staff at the Fall River campus of the Salter School.
This December, the student council thought about how they could help people in the Fall River community who are struggling to make ends meet. They decided to partner with an organization called the Catholic Social Services and hold a clothing and toy drive. With collection boxes set up throughout the school, both students and staff brought in new and gently used items for donation.
Catholic Social Services works with people of all faiths and cultures, and provides a range of services to help those in need, including social services, human services, and emergency services. The Fall River campus was proud to be able to contribute to the good works of this organization to help make the holidays a little warmer for people in their community.
The campus also showed its holiday spirit by holding a children’s party. Salter students who have young children were invited to bring their children to the party, where they participated in arts and crafts, as well as a visit with Santa. The party was a good opportunity for young children to see where their parents are going to school, and also for students to get to know one another.
These holiday activities demonstrated that Salter students not only work hard in the classroom, but also go the extra mile when it comes to caring about others. The Fall River campus of the Salter School offers three career-focused training programs: professional medical assistant, health claims specialist (medical billing and coding), and massage therapist. The Salter School is proud of the hard work that students do in their programs, and perhaps even prouder of the generous spirit of the students and staff over this holiday season.