The Mount Pleasant Youth Council, made up of 12 high school students seeking to serve their community, took the initiative to spread the holiday cheer.
Students crafted, sparkled and dazzled over 300 homemade greeting cards for East Cooper Meals on Wheels recipients at home.
When asked to advise on volunteer activities the Youth Council could undertake, ECMOW Volunteer Manager Kelley Chapman said, “Our grantees love receiving cards for any day or for holidays. Thank you Youth Council for exceeding the number of cards needed for our 225 in-home recipients and spreading holiday cheer throughout our community.
The Youth Council is made up of President Isabelle Turner, Vice President Adam El Hassan, Graci Canon, Cally DeMoura, Garrett Griffin, Grace Griffin, Willa Jones, Geneva Kowbeidu, McClain Stoklosa, Caroline Tiller, Chad Weis and McKenna Young. Students attend Wando High School, Lucky Beckham High School, Academic Magnet High School, Bishop England High School, Porter-Gaud School, and Oceanside Collegiate Academy.
Isabelle Turner, a high school student from Wando who hopes to attend the University of Georgia after graduation, praised the holiday card project.
“As a teenager, I can testify to the sense of loneliness we felt during the pandemic and the empathy we felt for the isolation that those confined at home can feel,” she said. declared. “We presented the idea of writing cards to our respective schools and collected over 300 cards. The Youth Council has prepared us well for the positive impact we hope to have as engaged members of our community.
Martine Miller is the Communications Officer for the Town of Mount Pleasant.