The National Honor Society this year has sponsored a number of successful dress down days in support of communities both locally and abroad. The Senior NHS members raised $1,100 through a red and green Christmas themed dress down day which all money was donated to Heifer International to purchase 2 water buffaloes, 2 llamas, 2 pigs and numerous chickens to support poor communities in third world countries. These animals help with labor and provide milk for malnourished children. Heifer International is known for giving the gift of "transformation" where they not only provide the animals but also training for families to learn how to care for the animals. These gifts lead to self-reliance and last a lifetime.
The Junior NHS members raised $580 plus three bins of soup through the "Souper Bowl" themed dress down day. Students/faculty/staff were able to wear their favorite team's jersey and bring in money or soup. The money and soup was donated to Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry located at 111th and Longwood. This Food Pantry feeds approximately 1,200 people a month in Beverly, Mount Greenwood and Morgan Park. Many students took the initiative to make sure these fundraisers were successful.