Oct 272014

IMG_5849The Amity Regional High School Chapter of the National Honor Society and the American Red Cross sponsored a blood drive at Amity High School on Monday, Oct. 27.

A steady stream of students volunteered to donate blood, some were first-timers (identified by a green sticker), while others were repeat donors (red stickers).

According to the teachers who were on hand to assist, there were no fainters this year — as of 2 p.m.

You never know when you may need a life-saving blood transfusion. Accidents and illnesses happen all the time when we least expect them and it would be tragic if the hospital you were in was experiencing a blood shortage when you need it most.

Every student who donated a pint today could help save up to 3 lives.

Amity Arts Students Make Bowls to Fight Hunger

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Mar 262013

il_fullxfull.373561851_1rtjThe National Art Honor Society of Amity High School in partnership with the Jamie Hulley Fund for the Arts and the Culinary Department will be hosting an Empty Bowls Event on Wednesday April 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This event will bring students and community members together in the service of those who are currently struggling with the inability to afford enough food.

The students have been working since November creating and decorating the ceramic bowls for the event and are looking forward to a wonderful evening to celebrate this cause.

To participate in this event, community members are asked to come to the high school between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.  For a minimum donation of $10, each patron will receive a handcrafted bowl, their choice of soup, bread and entertainment

If anyone is interested in donating to the event, but cannot come on Wednesday night they can send a donation to the National Art Honor Society at Amity High School.  All proceeds from the event will go to the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven.

The National Honor Society hopes this event provides Amity students with the awareness of the importance of community service and the variety of ways that their talents can play a role in helping others.