Every year the Middle School Global Citizenship Club chooses multiple causes to support in an effort to make the world a better place. This year one of the causes they will be supporting is Simon Says Give!
What is Middle School Global Citizenship Club?
For those who don’t know, the Middle School Global Citizenship club is student-run, after school club for students who want to help the community far and wide. This can be local, simple things, like supporting the local food pantry, or really huge things like helping people across the globe! This club is always looking for more ways to help the world around them whether it’s running a cafe for a cause, or volunteering in their community.
What is Simon Says Give?
Simon Says Give is a kid operated, nonprofit organization founded by Mandi Simon when she was just 7 years old. This organization provides school supplies and birthday parties for kids in need. Their motto is “kids celebrating kids” meaning that it is kids who volunteer and run the organization. Simon Says Give makes a huge impact on the lives of children, and also inspires others to volunteer and help kids like them. Although Mandi Simon was the founder, there are different chapters for different locations, and one of those chapters happens to be in Worcester. This chapter of Simon Says Give is run by Simon Eber, a junior at Saint John’s High School.
Simon and his dad we nice enough to come to Tahanto to give a presentation for the Global Citizenship Club about what the organization does and how the students can help. They showed the club what they include in their birthday boxes, which are boxes that are delivered to kids in need filled with everything needed for a birthday. These boxes include plates, cups, napkins, streamers, games, balloons and pretty much everything needed for an awesome birthday. Simon also showed the club the backpacks that they give to kids graduating from elementary school into middle school, so they have all the needed school supplies for their middle school career. The Global Citizenship Club really wanted to help, so they decided to run a cafe to raise money for Simon Says Give. The cafe will be taking place on March 13, so please come to get a sweet treat and do good while doing it!
If you are interested in learning more about Simon Says Give, check out their website here.
If you are interested in joining the Global Citizenship Club, you can contact Ms. Barry, and join us! We meet twice a month on Wednesdays in Ms. Barry's room: Room 202.