Spartanburg students create gift boxes for underserved

November 10, 2017 by  

Students from the Landrum Middle School in Spartanburg recently spent an afternoon packing shoeboxes with gifts and toys for underprivileged children as members of the Beta Club.

The activity was part of the Founder’s Day Celebration of the National Beta Club. The shoeboxes will be given to children for Operation Christmas Child.

Over 300 schools across the country joined in the celebration. There were other service projects in Spartanburg that included the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail and the St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic.

Bob Bright, CEO of the National Beta Club, which was founded 83 years ago in Spartanburg, said that this was the first time that Founder’s Day has been celebrated in the city. It has been exciting to come to the school and work the students on the service project, as the students form the basic principles of the organization.

Principal of the Landrum Middle School, Tucker Hamrick, said that the student body is generous and philanthropic and enjoys getting involved in service projects that help other people. He adds that they understand that there are those in the world who are less fortunate, and they want to do all they can to give back to the community.

Poster printing companies could be used by schools such as Landrum to create posters with more information about service projects.