What is Hillview Service Team?
Hillview Service team is a student-driven, parent-run lunchtime club that meets monthly (usually twice a month) in the PAC with about 50+ students. The goal of the club is to give back to the community, and have fun doing it! Students participate in activities (e.g, making pet toys, cards for troops, and toiletry kits for the homeless), seasonal drives and after school/hands-on volunteer activities that vary month to month.
This year, we hope to work together on a variety of (COVID-safe) big and small service projects that will have a positive impact on our community, our country and our world. And it simply starts with any 6th, 7th or 8th grader with an interest in giving back and making a difference.
How do I join?
To join the 2021-22 Hillview Service team go to your Schoology account and join the Group: Service Team using this code: K374-GCN5-XXDX2
Meetings are held in the PAC during lunch. Meetings are announced via Schoology and on HawkTalk during the mornings.
Students and parents can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2021-22 Service Projects
Hillview Service Team: Martha’s Kitchen Project
The first Service Team project was a major success! On Friday, December 17, over 60 team members and 12 parent volunteers gathered at the lunch tables to make 1,500 sandwiches to donate to Martha's Kitchen in San Jose. This was five times what our non-profit partner expected from the Hillview Service Team, and it took two cars to deliver it all! Upon receiving the sandwiches, the Martha’s Kitchen head of food service teared up with amazement and deep gratitude. The holidays can be particularly difficult for those in our community who are food insecure, and our Hawk volunteers made an incredible impact.
Hillview Service Team - Sunflowers and Ribbons for Peace
The Hillview Service Team is sponsoring its next fundraiser, “Sunflowers & Ribbons for Peace,” in March to support the people–and children–of Ukraine. More than 2 million Ukrainians have fled the war-torn country, with over half of those being children in desperate need of humanitarian services. The week of March 14 the Team will be making and selling bows in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow. In addition, the Team will be selling bouquets of sunflowers, the Ukrainian national flower representing peace and happiness. The bows and bouquets will be sold at school and around the Hillview neighborhoods at the end of March. ALL proceeds will go to support the crisis response work of Save the Children (here) in the Ukraine. Please consider supporting our Hillview Hawks by stretching their hands across the world to help other children in need. If you have questions or want to join as a parent volunteer in this effort, please email here.
Some of the Service Team's Events from Prior Years
- Dog Toy Project to support Pets in Need
- Meet and Greet with Paws for Purple Hearts
- Candy Donation for Operation Gratitude Troops
- Toiletry Drive to benefit the homeless community
- Meet and Greet with Streets Team
- Meet and Greet with Samaritan House
- Cereal Drive to benefit the Samaritan House