Thursday, December 8, 2016

Blood Drive Speaker at Chapel/ ICS Hope for the Holiday Giving Trees/Compassion Games Mission 10: Give Change for Change

YAC Blood Drive Facilitators with Blood Bank Institute Speaker, David Cradford, Account Consultant

Mr. Cradford presented an inspirational video and details of the drive as well as directed facilitation of the drive to the YAC Co-Presidents

The YAC Co-Presidents sent the following letter to the marketing department for communication with parents.

Dear Parents,

This year, we are hosting the annual 2016 Casady School Blood Drive. This is a wonderful way to volunteer while saving lives. We hope anyone who is eligible can participate. With that said, there are several guidelines in donating blood. The student donor must be at least 16 years of age. If they are 16 or 17, they must weigh at least 125 pounds. If they are 18 or older, they must only weigh 110 pounds. On blood donation day (Wednesday December 14th), we ask that the donor eats a large breakfast and hydrates several days before to ensure a healthy donation. The donation slots are available only from 7:30am- 12:30 pm. There is a sign up sheet, however walk-ins are accepted as well. On donation day, the student donor must bring a photo I.D. AND their parent permission slip, even if they are 18 years of age. 

We hope to see everyone there!

Miranda Tortorici and Isaiah Levingston
Co-Presidents of YAC Club at Casady (Service learning Club)

Hope for the Holidays Giving Trees Keep Growing Friendship Roots

Freezing temperatures, oh well....Think! Happy babies and toddlers !

PJ's for Premature babies!
Holiday Outfits for Infant and Toddlers!
Money to buy formula...
The Upper Division Drive ends Friday, December 9th to focus on the Blood Drive
UD donors may bring donations to the "Giving Tree" at Harper next week or take them to the Giving Trees collecting donations at the Primary and Lower Divisions until Thursday, December 15th.
A Prek child took the money she made this summer at her lemonade stand
and bought the biggest carton of diapers she could find.
ICS representatives will pick-up PD donations, December 16th giving the opportunity to the young donors to help take "the baby store under the tree" to a very special Santa Sleigh!

A 4th grader drove his mom bananas until they found time to go through the baby's closet. He found peace when he placed his donation under the LD giving tree.
The LD librarian, as in years past, is busy packing donations for easy transport to ICS, when 4th graders will be delivering the donations in Casady vehicles.  Selected 4th graders will represent the Hope of the Holidays Drive and take their and the high school donations on December 15th to the ICS warehouse for distribution during the holidays.
The 4th graders visited ICS before starting their poster making campaign facilitated by 4th grade teachers and YAC Project Chair, Katherine S.

Food for Thought

Reflect On Yesterday's Mission

Before moving on to your tenth mission, take a moment to reflect on the last mission. What was it like to take time to think and care about those who are not feeling well? If you were away sick, how would it make you feel knowing others are thinking about you and concerned about your well-being? To relate to or feel another’s suffering with the desire to alleviate their pain is the essence of compassion. In what other areas of your life do you feel compassion for others?
Your tenth mission, Agents, is to collect change for a meaningful cause!
You can use the #GivingTuesday Helping Hands Penny Project as a way to make your change jar. Then, decide together as a group or class which cause you want to raise money for. (You can choose from the featured projects of the Giving Games, which can be viewed here, or any cause that is meaningful to you... including projects that directly impact your community!)
Agents, remember... As you fulfill your mission, share your experiences on the Compassion Report Map! Your report inspires others, amplifying the power of your compassion and generosity!

On December 10th, Human Rights Day, the Giving Games will culminate in a global “Wopida,” which is an Octei Sakowin Thanksgiving Ceremony. This Wopida will be led by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Chief Phil, and Faith Spotted Eagle, and brings together Indigenous communities, youth, interfaith leaders, and intergenerational allies to honor the blessings of life, light the spirit of giving, and support water protectors at Sacred Sites such as Standing Rock in North Dakota and around the world.

During the Giving Games, we will Pray With Standing Rock and “Build a Global Fire” that leads up to the Global Wopida. Build a Global Fire is a collective activity where Agents of Compassion and all allies...
  1. Light an honoring flame (such as a candle), then...
  2. Take a video (or photo) stating what you are grateful for, and sharing what your intentions are for the human family.
  3. Participants then share their creation on social media with the hashtag #GlobalFire on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or the Compassion Report Map!
When: 11/29 through 12/10
Where: Everywhere, All At Once!
Why: Solidarity to Protect Mother Earth!