In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday last week, several Heritage Academy students proudly represented the academy and Junior Sports Corporation with their dedicated involvement in the Deep Well Project, a volunteer-based non-profit located on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The Deep Well Project, in action since 1973, has a mission to “help neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations.”
Kayla Kozak, Clementina Rodriguez, Jasmine Chee, Maurizio De Bono and Lizzy Tupamahu all put forth honorable and selfless efforts to help those in need by spear-heading a community service food drive within the Heritage Academy and Junior Sports Corporation’s housing campuses. The drive, which took place from Nov. 18-25, 2013, was a huge success with a total of 471 non-perishable items being collected.
Kozak and Rodriguez (pictured above) handled all of the publicity for the two-week span leading up to and during the community service event. Kozak made announcements about the drive and Rodriguez made posters, which were spread out over the two campuses and JSC offices.
Chee, De Bono and Tupamahu (pictured below) were also essential to the event, as they helped count and deliver the hundreds of donated items to the Deep Well Project headquarters.
The Deep Well Project provides assistance all over the island in a variety of ways — ranging from providing school uniforms to underprivileged children, helping with a rent payment for a family or individual between jobs, repairing a building or home’s wheelchair ramp through their Housing Repair Program, and providing groceries and warm meals to those in need.