POSOC Hosts #HashtagLunchbag Service Learning Event
Parents and students of the Corlears community gathered this week for an all-school service learning event for #HashtagLunchbag, hosted by the Parents of Students of Color (POSOC) Parent Association committee. Together, Corlears families packaged 100 fresh bagged lunches, complete with uplifting notes and illustrations as part of the #HashtagLunchbag movement to feed the hungry.
The lunches were then delivered to local nonprofit The Bowery Mission, which serves New Yorkers who are homeless and hungry.
“It’s important for us to show the kids that other people need help and how volunteering makes a difference in their lives,” explain Vic Strong and Jouvonda Weeks, who run the Corlears POSOC committee. “We hope families were filled coming together for the #HashtagLunchbag event and felt joy giving back to someone in need.”
Vic and Jouvonda add that, “volunteering as a family and as a community shows us the power we have to create change and genuinely help people in need.”
“When we actively work to support those causes, we experience how important it is to be generous with our time and our energy. Volunteering as a family gives us a set amount of time during which we can put away our devices to complete a shared task that requires us to be present and work together.”