The Springfield College Center for Service and Leadership and the Humanics in Action Club recently delivered more than 200 fire safety kits to Rebecca M. Johnson Elementary School, and 100 incentive kits to both the Elias Brookings Elementary School, and William N. DeBerry Elementary School in Springfield.
The fire safety kits included: washcloths, emergency whistles, water bottles, granola bars, a face mask, soap, tooth brush and toothpaste as well as donated items from the Springfield Fire Department including a fire hat and a fire safety booklet. The intention behind the fire safety kits is that in an emergency, the kids could grab the bag and have emergency supplies.
The incentive kits included: an activity book, notebook, crayons, slime, DIY slap bracelets, positive notes, and erasers.
Throughout the spring semester, the Humanics in Action Club has been hosting Sip and Serve service project events in the Campus Union Café on Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The events have provided members of the campus community an opportunity to take part in service projects and demonstrate our Humanics philosophy.
Springfield College Center for Service and Leadership Assistant Director Nicole Coakley and Therapeutic Recreation major Margaux Atkins have helped lead the Sip and Serve events, which consist of service projects being performed while enjoying some hot chocolate provided by our friends at Harvest Table.
All of the donated items to the Springfield area schools were produced by students who attended the Sip and Serve events, along with items donated by the Springfield Fire Department.
On Sunday, March 28, the Humanics in Action Club will be collaborating with the Y-Club in making self-care packages for the mothers at the YWCA.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.