Friday, September 28, 2018 || By Community Editor/Walther Christian Academy || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Walther Christian Academy students help out at Casa Italia in Stone Park during homecoming week. | Courtesy Walther Christian Academy
A group of middle and high school students from Walther Christian Academy, 900 Chicago Ave. in Melrose, spent the week of homecoming, from Sept. 17 through Sept. 22, volunteering with various local and international service organizations, according to school officials.
The students engaged in a range of activities, including cleaning up a garden, moving furniture, sorting books and painting, with organizations throughout Proviso Township.
Those organizations included the Quinn Center in Maywood, Maywood Fine Arts, St. John Lutheran Church, Forest Park, Concordia University Chicago and Casa Italia in Stone Park.
Other Walther students travelled to Schaumburg to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children — a Christian nonprofit that distributes food to people in underdeveloped countries. The students packed 250 boxes of food, enough to feed 145 hungry children for a year.
The students also collected and donated $400 to FMSC in order to provide an additional 1,600 meals to those in need. And a group of Walther music students performed a concert and led a hymn for the residents of Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.
Walther students are expected to cap off their week of service by participating in the Proviso Area CROP Hunger Walk on Sept. 30.
For October, Walther Christian Academy will celebrate PINK week, which is held to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. PINK nights will be hosted by the volleyball teams on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and by the football team on Friday, Oct. 12.
During the Oct. 12 Friday Night Lights football game, at 7 p.m., the school will raise funds for Phil’s Friends, a cancer support organization based in Roselle, and founded by Phil Zielke, Walther Class of 1999. VFP
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