An Open Door to Hope

Young Volunteers Helping Their Community

High School Seniors from all Tri-City High Schools (Chiawana, Hanford, Kamiakin, Kennewick, New Horizons, Pasco, Richland, Southridge, and Tri-City Prep) are represented, as students choose to volunteer 12-20 hours at St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Bank and Community Services facility to complete their Senior Projects.  Helping in the process to fill food boxes, or distribute free clothing, pillows, blankets, and other household items gives the high school seniors a glimpse into how they can give back to their community and offer a helping hand to their neighbors in need. 

Others choose to sponsor a food or clothing drive and all make a difference in the lives of struggling families.  Stevens, McLoughlin, and St. Patrick middle school students, local Scout Troops and other youth groups have all sponsored food or clothing drives to fight hunger in their community.  Job’s Daughters held a “Jeans for Teens” clothing drive.

We also cooperate with the Benton-Franklin Juvenile Justice System in supervising and mentoring young people as they complete their mandated community service hours.  They become aware of the problems of others and play an important part in helping their neighbors – a Community Working Together!

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