Tyler Street Christian Academy students volunteered for an afternoon service project at A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, MD, while visiting Washington, D.C., on May 18th. Thirteen TSCA High School students were in D.C., May 15-18, as part of a Joshua Expeditions educational tour. In addition to visiting the Capitol, the Library of Congress, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the city’s numerous monuments, students and chaperones dedicated part of the trip to help nearby citizens of Washington.
A Wider Circle is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end poverty for individuals and families. The organization works with individuals and volunteers to help ensure every child and adult has the chance to succeed and the opportunity to live well. During the volunteer service project, TSCA students helped move, sort, and clean donated items to be used by recently homeless or displaced clients of A Wider Circle. They also made cards for families and individuals who would receive these items.
The opportunity moved students to give back to the area they enjoyed touring. Many students are already making plans to attend TSCA’s next biannual trip to Washington, D.C., and feel that having the service project on the tour increases the benefits of the trip.
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