JHS StuCo Receives $1,500 Grant from Carter Bloodcare
Joshua High School Student Council members are know for going above and beyond by giving back to the community, and one local organization has taken notice.
On Wednesday, Carter Bloodcare of Central Texas delivered a grant check of $1,500 to the JHS Student Council for their participation in Carter Bloodcare's Great Leaders program in the 2019-20 school year. Last year, JHS StuCo hosted three blood drives before the COVID-19 outbreak.
"We want to encourage today's students to be our next generation of leaders," said Carter Bloodcare Operations Manager Vickie Carpenter. "Not only do they have to host three blood drives, but they must also come up with a cumulative goal and attend a Great Leaders event, which they met. They must also work on a leadership project and get others interested, which is what they are working on now in order for them to meet that goal.
The group is working on hosting a mobile blood drive in January, along with some other district initiatives.
"This money will be put towards our 21st Annual Shoes for Kids program," said JHS Teacher and Student Council Sponsor Mica Martin. "Each year, we purchase 100 pairs of shoes for elementary students in our district; the elementary students are paired with a high school “buddy” and they help them pick out shoes and make them feel special. We also take these students to McDonald’s for lunch. Due to COVID, our annual Talent Show was postponed indefinitely, and this is how we raise 100% of the funds for the Shoes for Kids program. It is such a rewarding program, and we are so thankful for Carter's generosity! This check will keep our program going!