Pacers and George Washington

Paying it forward isn’t a foreign concept for students at George Washington High School. Before leaving for the district’s two-week winter break, these scholars spent time giving back to people throughout the community.

Members of The HUB, an afterschool program celebrating its 10th year on campus, worked with the Indiana Pacers on Monday, December 17, inside Banker’s Life Fieldhouse.

Students helped the Pacers organization during the Million Meal Movement pack meals to benefit Gleaners Food Bank. Pacers’ players Cory Joseph and Domantas Sabonis also participated in this event, which is part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving campaign.

Each table boxed meals, with the goal of sending more than 56,000 meals to needy families by the end of the day. Students were able to learn what community outreach truly means.

Members of Campus Crusade for Christ Adopted Families for Christmas

When students from Arlington High School moved to George Washington for the 2018-19 school year, they brought their chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) with them — as well as its tradition of adopting families for the holiday season.

CRU members selected 10 of the school’s neediest families and fulfilled their wants and needs for Christmas.

To help with the vast need, the staff at George Washington adopted four families, Zion Hope Church adopted two families, and CRU members adopted the remaining four families.

On December 11, a Christmas dinner was hosted at Zion Hope, where families had the opportunity to meet and fellowship with their sponsors. C.J. Neal, the CRU regional director, gave a heartfelt talk about the true meaning of Christmas. Families also received their gifts and a holiday food basket, and spent time socializing with staff and volunteers.