May 13, 2014 — The fourth grade service club at Big Cross continues to give back to the community—this time, in the form of “May baskets” for pediatric patients at Glens Falls Hospital. Students created May baskets out of decorated cups, filled each with candy, and attached personalized notes of cheer for other children being treated at the hospital.
Members of the service club walked from Big Cross to the hospital on May 1st, where they met with Jerilyn Howlette from volunteer services. “Adult volunteers will deliver the baskets, since children under 12 aren’t permitted on patient floors due to current restrictions,” said Big Cross resource room teacher Jen Chapman, a long-time volunteer at the hospital who helped organize the project.
Big Cross students Hannah Brown, Jacob Morehouse, Ashley McIntosh, Sidney Tamez, Olivia Teta, Aiden Bovee, Tyler Burrows, and Shawn Russell delivered May baskets to Glens Falls Hospital, with teachers Jen Chapman, Geri Teta, and Ellen Caffry.
Ms. Howlette thanked the students for their donations and gave each a light-up pen in appreciation of their effort. The Big Cross service club has undertaken many projects this year, including a food drive, coin collection fundraiser, and other efforts.