Pacific Rim Elementary in Carlsbad
Our Pacific Rim Elementary Chapter in Carlsbad had a great beginning to the year with nearly 120 members joining our chapter! To keep all these members busy, we offered several projects that kids could sign-up for at the membership drive, such as weeding on the school campus, a beach cleanup, selling papers for Kids News Day, and trail maintenance at the Batiquitos Lagoon. Members from our chapter also serve the homeless at the Bread of Life Shelter on a monthly basis, so they know they can count on our chapter’s amazing members to regularly provide and serve a hot meal. In addition, each month we prepare and bring 100 sack lunches for the homeless individuals so they have food for the next day. In December, our 5th grade Youth Board planned a Christmas party for the residents of the Women’s Resource Center. Kids Korps members of all ages then facilitated games and cookie decorating, making a memorable afternoon for many of the children that live at the center. As a final holiday project, members of our chapter brought smiles to the faces of many seniors when our volunteers helped deliver roses on Christmas Eve to individuals living at a senior citizen facility. We have quite a full line-up of projects for the rest of the year, including a Valentine’s Day flower fundraiser [VB1] which will enable us to purchase Easter baskets and throw an Easter party for the Family Resource Center. We could not do all of this without the help and support of our wonderful members, you all are shining stars!
Pacific Rim Elementary Volunteer of the month: Amanda Pignone
Amanda Pignone is one of the many budding community leaders that is a part of our 5th Grade Youth Board at Pacific Rim. She is a very responsible and compassionate young lady who has a penchant for organizing activities and trying new things. Amanda is passionate about serving in any way that makes an impact and really enjoys working with the younger kids. Her attitude and desire to serve make her a shining example for our younger chapter members. Keep up the good work Amanda!