Cypress Serves the Community

December 20, 2013 | Eileen Richmond

Service to others is an integral part of growth and learning. Service projects at Cypress Adventist School in Lynnwood are planned both school-wide and within each classroom. The projects are scheduled throughout the year.

The first community service project of the school year was for Northwest Harvest. For the past 17 years, Cypress has partnered with Northwest Harvest to collect food for Washington’s hungry. Northwest Harvest provides food for all of the food banks in the state.

This year students invited the local neighborhood to join them in the school’s fall food drive. Students in grades six through eight distributed collection bags to homes in the neighborhood to request donations. These donations were picked up by Cypress students at the end of October 2013. Collection bags were also sent home with each student to encourage Cypress families to participate.

In all, Cypress students collected more than 700 pounds of food while learning about serving the community.