Days of Service
Make A Difference Day 2012
Reading a good book opens up fantastic new worlds for kids! On October 26, volunteer readers from the Columbus Noon Rotary Club and Connect Columbus read the book “Curious George Makes Pancakes” to first graders at Emerson, North Park, West Park, Centennial, and Lost Creek Elementary Schools in Columbus. Thanks to a Rotary District grant, each child also received a copy of the book to take home!
Global Service Day 2012
The Volunteer Center and Arc of Platte, with help from local Master Gardeners, planted a brand new flower bed at the Columbus Family Resource Center. The project was supported with funds provided by Serve Nebraska – Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission.
Make A Difference Day 2011
Wal-Mart again hosted the Make A Difference Day Food Drive. The Lakeview Honor Society students manned the collection site for the fourth year in a row. This is a photo of the Columbus Middle School Student Council with their items collected for the annual food drive. All donations were distributed to Platte County Food Pantry, Simon House, and Salvation Army.
Make A Difference Day 2010
Wal-Mart hosted the 2010 Make A Difference Day food drive. Lakeview Honor Society students manned the collection site. Over 4,900 pounds of food was donated. This year, the Columbus Middle School Students collected over 3,200 items during a school food drive and was donated to the event.
Make A Difference Day 2009
Hy-Vee was the host site for the 2009 Make A Difference Day food drive. Lakeview Honor Society students manned the collection site. Over 3000 pounds of food was donated. Columbus Middle School Students collected over 1,300 items during a school food drive and was donated to the event.
Make A Difference Day 2008
The Columbus High School Diversity Leadership members and Lakeview Honor Society Students helped with the 2008 Food Drive. The students collected food items, accepted and sorted donations. Collection sites were set up at Hy-Vee, Wal-Mart, and downtown Columbus.
Over 1200 pounds of food was collected and given to Platte County Food Pantry, Salvation Army, and Simon House.