“Delivering Hope”


Photo Used with Permission by Tiffany Svennes

Rachel, the group founder, with the completed care packages ready to be brought to the hospitals.

Ella DuBois, Staff Writer

During the week of Mar. 13-17 JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) is running a supply drive to make care kits for adults and children experiencing chemotherapy called “Delivering Hope.” JAG is an organization whose primary component is to choose, design and run monthly community service projects and civic awareness activities during the school year.

The organization is taking the donated items and making care bags to help bring hope to those going through Chemotherapy at two Sioux Falls hospitals, Sanford and Avera.

“We wanted to do something to impact those in medical situations and with COVID, hospitals are pretty locked down so projects like reading to patients would be out of the question,” said Tiffany Svennes, the JAG advisor at LHS. “So, we found this opportunity and thought a supply drive would be the best way to get the whole student body involved.” 

Freshmen are to donate kids’ coloring books and kids’ coloring pencils or crayons. Sophomores are to donate small packs of Kleenex and crossword puzzles. Juniors are to donate small unscented hand sanitizers and ink pens. Seniors are to donate chapstick and adult fuzzy socks. These items are cheap and inexpensive to buy to help with the turnout of donations. Bring these items to your Ad Room by Mar. 17th and they will be collected by JAG during 5th period. On Monday, Mar. 20 the Ad Room that donates the most care items for each grade level will be rewarded. 

During Parent-Teacher conferences on Mar. 21, JAG is hosting a bake sale to raise money for their upcoming trip to Minneapolis in April.