MHS Students Give Back to Neighbors During Annual Community Day
To celebrate the start of the 2018-19 school year, Milton Hershey School students and staff recently participated in the school’s annual Community Day to honor the gift of Milton and Catherine Hershey’s legacy.
More than 2,000 students and staff volunteered throughout the community, and many students chose to give back to nearby neighbors. Students and staff worked together to weed gardens, trim trees and bushes, clean yards, and visit with neighbors.
“The service meant a lot to our students because they saw how much the work they did impacted our neighbor,” said Bill and Deb Shipman, houseparents at MHS. “Our neighbor shared an emotional and thankful message about how hard the girls worked and how much work they completed for her.”
Other students volunteered their time at local retirement communities and made craft kits for organizations like Caitlin’s Smiles—a nonprofit that shares smiles and laughter with children who are facing life-threatening illnesses.
Milton Hershey School organizes community service opportunities to help students develop strong character and leadership skills and a commitment to giving back to their communities.