In March, The Ladies of Seven Oaks Classical School Service Club studied Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts. In Low’s honor, the ladies hosted a food drive at the school to benefit Pantry 279, a food pantry conceived, built, stocked, and run by the cadet Girl Scouts of Troop 69279.
The ladies gathered, sorted, and tallied donations each day. On Thursday, April 6, they delivered over 1,700 food and personal hygiene items so generously donated by the students of Seven Oaks Classical School.
Many valuable lessons were learned through this service. The Ladies were inspired by the dedicated work of a small troop. They learned about real needs within the community and ways to help those in need. They overcame challenges associated with organizing a community service. Most importantly, they experienced a sense of community.
If you desire to become more involved with Pantry 279, located at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellettsville, you can learn more here. Summertime is the perfect time to get involved. The Pantry needs donations and volunteers to help throughout the summer months.
Throughout its inaugural year, Seven Oaks Classical School has sought to be a blessing to the community. Last fall, our families donated 747 pairs of socks to the Shalom Community Center in Bloomington. This winter, the Seven Oaks community gave 72 jars of baby food, 898 individual diapers, 50 packages of wipes, a highchair, and a pack and play the New Beginnings Pregnancy Center in Spencer.