This week Little Cypress Intermediate kicked off their campaign to collect donations for local organizations involved in this year’s Community Resource Walk. 

The annual event is jointly sponsored by LCI and Little Cypress Elementary and highlights student and family health, as well as contributing to the community through adopting local tax-exempt organizations, which serve the citizens of Orange.

Last year’s walk involved 1,250 participants, walking laps, donating blood, and visiting 38 booths from organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Service League, the Rainbow Room, Garth House, health organizations, and many more. Kelly Meadows, R.N. was a founder of the event and told students at the kickoff that this year her goal is to have at least 50 exhibitors and 1,500 participants.

Each class has adopted a local tax-exempt organization that serves the Orange community and during the kickoff, Speech Therapist, Terri Hoyland, hosted “Name That Organization” game show skit to introduce each adopted group to the student body.

Granger Chevrolet will serve as a collection station for anyone who wishes to help students reach their goals. Through noon on March 9, donations of non-perishable foods, personal care items, cleaning and office supplies, individual snacks, new stuffed animals, old prescription glasses, and financial donations may be taken to Granger Chevrolet. At 1 p.m. on March 9, these will be taken to LCI and presented to the Salvation Army, Orange Christian Services, Red Cross, Little Cypress Lions Club, Service League of Orange, the Garth House, and the Rainbow Room.

For additional information, contact Kelly Meadows, BSN, at 886-4245.

PHOTO: LCI’s Terri Hoyland hosts, “Name That Organization” game show during the school’s kickoff of their annual Community Resource Walk. Students, from left, are Akhil Tejani, Eli Peveto, and Justin Green.