The time to give is now


Look for this logo around town for opportunities to give! Photo via Google Images under Creative Commons license

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, giving is, well, a given. Whether it be gifts, or volunteering, everyone involved appreciates it. Keeping this in mind, there are many great volunteer opportunities in the Washington community and in the high school. 

For example, the Salvation Army has quite the lineup of ways to give back to the community. The following are just a few opportunities. If interested, call 724-225-5740.

  • Bell Ringers are needed for two or more hours outside of local stores Tuesdays-Saturdays, November 13-24. Dial ext. 113 for more information.
  • Wrapping board games- December 9, 10, and 11 anytime between 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
  • Sorting and taking inventory of toys December 2-19, during the day between 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – except for Tuesdays.
  • December 15 – Set the Salvation Army Freedom Center gym up from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • Thanksgiving food basket packing – November 12 at 6 p.m. 
  • Christmas food basket packing – December 15 at 6 p.m.
  • Every Tuesday throughout the school year, helpers are needed to help pack food bags at 10 a.m.
  • For Christmas distribution days, helpers are needed on December 17, 21, and 22 for any amount of time, between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you are looking for any school related hours, the National Honors Society has one upcoming opportunity, as well.

  • Purchase or make five Christmas Cards (if you do not celebrate Christmas, a simple holiday or Thinking of You card will suffice.) Check the NHS Classroom post for more information, or, if not a part of NHS, email Mrs. Rush at