The Student Leadership Council (SLC) held a food and personal items drive for soldiers serving our Country.
The elementary school students were very generous. The students collected and sorted many boxes of non-perishable food items, candy, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and deodorant.
The items were donated to The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., Rochester Chapter #8.
Colonel Nancy E. Bird, U.S. Army retired, visited the students during their meeting to thank them for their donations. She is affiliated with Blue Star Mothers.
She shared information about the volunteer organization and some of the service projects they support. She also shared what will happen with their collection and where it will be sent.
Colonel Bird thanked the students for their efforts and encouraged them to continue to develop their leadership skills. She said, "You do not need a title to be a leader."
She told students that others will look up to them to be leaders and encouraged them to continue to set an example for others, be a good role model, have integrity, and don't ever ask anyone to do something you wouldn't do yourself.
She left them by saying, "if you take care of your people, your people will take care of you."
The students enjoyed their visit and asked good questions about her career and the organization.
For more information on the Blue Star Mothers of America Rochester Chapter, go to www.bluestarmomsroc.com