It is the season of giving, and Wellington Landings Middle School students and staff have been generous.
In November, the National Junior Honor Society, in conjunction with the math department, collected more than 1,500 pounds of food for the Bill Brooks’ Food for Families food drive.
In December, the National Junior Honor Society traveled to Gove Elementary School in Belle Glade to put on a holiday party. Laden with games, gifts and other treats, the WLMS students made it a day to remember for the younger children.
NJHS members also collected more than 100 toys for Toys for Tots this month. Additionally, a large assortment of coloring books and crayons were collected for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington.
The First Priority Club is currently collecting blankets for Bryan’s Blankies. These will be delivered to the Children’s Hospital at Palms West and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Meanwhile, the Wellington Landings Kindness Ambassadors is selling “little hugs.” For every stuffed animal sold, two more are donated to a local cause of the students’ choice. Sharing happiness is the focus of these WLMS clubs.
Within the school community, generosity abounds as well. The Kindness Ambassadors are making recycling bins for teachers who need them, and NJHS members are making an abundance of desserts for a faculty and staff luncheon.