Nov. 7, 2012
-- (Redmond, WA) During the week of October 29 – November 2, The Bear Creek School’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) sponsored a food drive for Hopelink. NHS members posted signs and placed bins near all the classroom doors and then collected the donations each day and delivered the food to Hopelink’s food bank in Redmond. The students also organized a “Trick-or-
Canning” event on the Sunday before Halloween and many Upper School students went “Trick-or-
Canning” on Halloween night as well, accepting cans of food instead of candy. Additionally, students collected donations from shoppers at QFC in Redmond Ridge. In order to encourage donations, the NHS sponsored a contest to see which class could bring in the most cans per capita.
This year, Bear Creek students collected an amazing 8,980 pounds of food (valued at $13,470), even more than the 8,809 pounds of food donated during last year’s food drive. The freshman class collected an incredible 83 items per student!About The Bear Creek School
The Bear Creek School, a leader in classical education for preschool through grade 12 in the Pacific Northwest, offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum from a Christian worldview. The Bear Creek School challenges students to reach their intellectual, emotional, and spiritual potential through academics, athletics, fine and performing arts, community service programs, and many other educational and social activities.