St. Pat’s students donate items to H.E.L.P. House’s Easter outreach program


St. Pat’s students donate items to H.E.L.P. House

By Erin Thompson - ethompson@civitasmedia.com



St. Patrick School teachers Liz Zamara and Kara Schroyer smile with their students and the Easter themed goodies they collected for the H.E.L.P. House. Students from left are: Cain Grider, Isaac Capell, Annie Rawn, Josie Cover, Emma Scott and Cassidy Moore.


Erin Thompson | The Madison Press

Students at St. Patrick’s Elementary School in London are doing their parts to assure needy children have a happy Easter.

The children donated various Easter-themed items to London’s H.E.L.P. House on Thursday. Students collected books, candy, snacks and personal hygiene items, such as toothbrushes and deodorant, over four days.

The H.E.L.P. House, located at 122 E. Center St. in London, has done an Easter outreach program for at least 16 years, according to community outreach coordinator B.J. Bryant.

Families in the area who are in need are able to pick out their children’s basket and what goes inside, giving them the chance to personalize it for the child.

Bryant stated one goal of the H.E.L.P. House is to ensure that every child, no matter their income, is able to enjoy holidays.

“This way, when they come to school and their friends ask them what they got in their Easter basket, they are able to answer and enjoy it,” Bryant said, quoting the personal philosophy of founder Dee Heilman.

The H.E.L.P. House will continue to accept donations for their Easter baskets until April 5. Easter grass, candy, plastic eggs, stuffed animals and books are among the items needed.

So far, more than 400 families are signed up to participate, according to Bryant.

St. Patrick School teachers Liz Zamara and Kara Schroyer smile with their students and the Easter themed goodies they collected for the H.E.L.P. House. Students from left are: Cain Grider, Isaac Capell, Annie Rawn, Josie Cover, Emma Scott and Cassidy Moore.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/03/web1_IMG_6188.jpgSt. Patrick School teachers Liz Zamara and Kara Schroyer smile with their students and the Easter themed goodies they collected for the H.E.L.P. House. Students from left are: Cain Grider, Isaac Capell, Annie Rawn, Josie Cover, Emma Scott and Cassidy Moore. Erin Thompson | The Madison Press
St. Pat’s students donate items to H.E.L.P. House

By Erin Thompson

ethompson@civitasmedia.com

Reach Erin Thompson at 740-852-1616, ext. 1615.

Reach Erin Thompson at 740-852-1616, ext. 1615.