All students in Illinois who are deaf and hard of hearing were invited to participate in the Fourth Annual Deaf Can Do It Community Service Day on May 1, 2015.
Photo albums from the different schools can be viewed below and are also available through these links:
SEDOL made blankets and flowers to bring to a retirement home near them. Another group made potted flowers to bring to another nursing home. They also taught the residents some sign language. There's one picture of the whole group signing "love!" Such an awesome experience!
C.A.S.E. Itinerant students packed hygiene boxes for residents of a homeless shelter.
Students at Central High School (NIA Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program) supported the American Red Cross and the recent DeKalb County tornado victims by holding a collection drive from May 1 through May 8.
Students at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School (School District 54) made packets of food, weighed and glued them, then packed them in boxes at People Helping People for the country of that day. They also collected Pennies for People from the whole school to donate to Feed my Starving Children in Schaumburg.
A group of students and staff members from Lemont Old Quarry Middle School (SWCCCASE) served food at Feed my Starving Children in Aurora. SWCCCASE DHH students collected non-perishable food donations to support local food pantries in the Lemont area.
Two classes at Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) made and distributed May baskets to the staff.
Students at East Aurora School District and West Aurora School District came together at Phillips Park to make Mother's Day gifts to sell at their schools to make money for the tornado victims of Rochelle and Fairdale.
NSSEO DHH Itinerant Program students participated through the Social/Service Club. They created personal care kits to donate to residents of a local homeless shelter.
Kinzie Elementary School (CPS) students coordinated an art and craft supply collection for residents of Misericordia that ran for several weeks, which were then donated.
ECHO DHH students ranging in age from 3 to 19 wrote supportive letters to 72 families who lost their homes in the recent tornado.
Streamwood High School (U-46) students performed a literacy-focused community service by holding a book drive for donated books to an area of need. Middle school and high school students read and signed to pre-school students.
Students from the ISD LEO Club (Illinois School for the Deaf) volunteered their time in the LEO Mart, a store on campus run by the LEO Club, that provides clothes and toiletry items to students in need.