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Local students participate in Junior Day of Caring

• May 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM

As part of the Greater Ottawa County United Way’s annual Junior Day of Caring, nearly 500 students from White Pines Intermediate School removed invasive species and trash from local parks during the week of April 22-26.

"United Way is proud to be able to offer middle school students the opportunity to give back to their community,” said United Way Vice President of Volunteer Engagement Shannon LaHaie. “This experience allows students to develop leadership and volunteer skills while making our local parks more beautiful. We are also thankful for our partnership with Grand Haven Area Public Schools, which makes this opportunity possible.”

On May 3, approximately 500 eighth-graders from Lakeshore Middle School were to volunteer at more than 25 local nonprofit organizations and parks as part of their Junior Day of Caring. They were to help out with tasks such as spring cleaning and landscaping, giving middle school tours, and spending time with senior citizens.

Support for the Junior Day of Caring student transportation was provided by a grant from the Friends of Ottawa County Parks.

To learn more about volunteering in our community, visit www.OttawaUnitedWay.org and click on the “Volunteer” button, or call 616-396-7811.

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