Deaf Can Do It Day 2018
All students in Illinois who are deaf or hard of hearing were invited to participate in the Seventh Annual Deaf Can Do It Community Service Day on May 1, 2018.
Corey Axelrod is the President of Illinois Association of the Deaf.
Deaf Can Do It Day 2018
Centennial High School--High School and Middle School students will be going to an elementary school to mentor the younger children. They will work together to cat toys, blankets, and other items for the Champaign Humane Society.
Cicero District 99--Elementary students will be baking dog biscuits; Jr. High will package and deliver the biscuits to an animal shelter.
Clinton Rosette Middle School--Decorating and delivering mini flower pots with flowers and cards to area nursing homes. The project will include the mainstream 7th grade class.
EIASE--Elementary students created wall art which was later used as a popular backdrop for pictures at Open House. Middle school students helped at an assisted living home for the elderly doing a variety of service projects and building relationships.
Hinsdale South--Juniors and Seniors will deliver flower pots that they painted to an assisted living facility. Another group of students have made dog treats that they will deliver to the Humane Society. We are also planning a trip to Feed My Starving Children in Aurora to pack food.
Illinois School for the Deaf--painting flower pots with deaf adults and senior citizens at VOA and giving them flowers to plant in them.
Moline--D/HH students, preschool through high school, will be picking up trash around the woods surrounding the Moline High School campus.
NIA--Hampshire High School--Organizing a food drive for the Burlington/Hampshire Food Pantry. Students will visit the pantry to help out for two hours.
NIA--Westfield Community School--Hosting a supply drive for #thekindnessrocksproject and then collaborating with them to create a rock garden to donate to a local nursing home or two.
NSSEO--Students in the classroom programs will make blankets and toys for the dogs and puppies with LCC K-9 comfort Dogs. Students in the Hearing Itinerant program will pack meals at Feed My Starving Children.
Oswego--SASED--Elementary students are starting a supply drive for the Humane Society.
SD 308 Oswego--Elementary students hosted a speaker, Sherri Cook, who spoke about empowering youth.
SWCCCASE--Younger students will make spring crafts and middle school and high school kids will make cards, calendars, and decorations for deaf and hearing senior citizens in nursing facilities. They are also assembling small gift bags of toiletries.