THE COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB PREPARES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

THE COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB PREPARES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Supporting many Southeastern families in Need

With the holidays around the corner, the Community Service Club at Southeastern prepared to assist the many Southeastern families in need of support.  According to Mrs. Jessica Couto, coordinator of the Community Service Club, it assisted 38 Southeastern families in need this holiday season.

Just last month, during Thanksgiving, the Community Service Club held a thriving event. The Community Service Club was able to donate full boxes of Thanksgiving-related items including a turkey, to 13 families in need of a little extra love and support during the holidays. Staff members such as Christine Garabedian, Samantha Magalhaes, Li Zhang, Holly Wilbar, and Peter Valente assisted in putting the family boxes together!  Also at Southeastern, John Medeiros, Pam Regan, Deb Cabral, the Culinary and Cafeteria staffs, Behavior Management, Guidance, the Bus Depot, and Leslie Weckesser, and many more, contributed their individual donations and assistance! As Mrs. Couto said, “this was a successful event only because the entire Southeastern Community came together to help make some of our families’ holidays a little brighter!”

With Christmas approaching and dealing with the continuing pandemic, which has brought drastic changes for many, the Community Service Club shook things up. Southeastern’s holiday giving tree, where staff members donated to families, took a more virtual approach. Southeastern’s holiday basket raffle, which raised $1,200 last year, no longer accepted cash donations. Rather, it accepted gift cards to various local businesses. With the help of students and staff, the Community Service Club ensured that “100% of all donated items/funds went directly to Southeastern families in need.”

If you are in need, please feel free to reach out to hawkhelpers@sersd.org.

Submitted by Darlene Ezeonugo, Nursing Assisting, Brockton

The Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School District consists of a four-year public high school and a post-secondary technical institute. The high school offers 20 career majors to students from Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater.