The Crestwood 4C's food shelf recently became the recipient of a new set of shelves. The donation came about from a joint partnership between the Rotary Club of Mantua and the Crestwood Junior/Senior Seminar, "Service Based Learning" class.
With the guidance of teacher Christine Spencer and Principal Arden Sommers and the support of Rotary liaison Sandy VerDuin, the four student leaders (Kristin Jackson, Jenna Head, Mike Skocdopole and Matt Monroe) planned and presented a "Music for Mission "Concert at Hiram College's Hayden Hall to raise money to purchase the shelves.
The project raised almost $1,000.
Their enthusiasm continued as they held open mic nights at the Mantua Corners Bar and Grill (formerly The Deck) and Hilltop Christian Church to raise additional funds.
July 23 was designated as the 4C's Hands-on Service Project at the Rotary's weekly meeting.
The shelf making was preceded by a dinner catered by Jake's Eats of Mantua. The students worked alongside Rotary members and 4C's representatives, Mary Ann Painely, Roger Hurd and Barb and Joe Kolenc, to assemble and install the shelves and sort a food donation.
The shelves provide more space to store and organize food, along with more floor space.
The Rotary Club of Mantua and the "Senior Seminar Class" were happy to help the 4C's program and look forward to expanding their partnership in service to the community.
Members of the Rotary Club of Mantua and the Crestwood Junior/Senior Seminar, "Service Based Learning" class collaborated on a project to assemble the gift of a new set of shelves for the 4C's food shelf.
The two groups helped transfer the food donations to the new shelves at the 4C's food shelf.