A group of Ephrata Middle School students continue to reach out to classmates and the community to lend a helping hand and offer encouragement and positivity.
The Helping Hands club is in its third year and completes a variety of service project in school and throughout the community, including posting encouraging notes on all students’ lockers and providing snacks and notes of appreciation to teachers during the week of parent-teacher conferences.
Students also create items for community members. Most recently, they crafted over 50 fall scarecrows and wrote notes to Ephrata Cancer Center patients. “When these items are delivered, there are tears, smiles, and many thanks,” said Jennifer Trout, Helping Hands advisor and Middle School teacher.
Ms. Trout noted there are students who ask her daily about ways to lend a helping hand.