Our Compassion Corner project for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County elementary schools is highlighted in an excellent article by Kim Underwood on the school system’s website. (http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=12708&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=162409&PageID=1)
The article recognizes the many volunteers and supporters who have brought the project to this point and features pictures of many students who have taken the idea to heart. Our thanks to Anne Collins, a counselor at Moore Magnet School, introduced the concept to us. To Jay McNulty and Rob Castro, who designed, built and installed benches at Moore and Bolton. To Temple Emanuel, Highland Presbyterian Church and Knollwood Baptist Church for underwriting cost of the two benches. To Dean Clifford, who is coordinating our Compassionate Schools effort. And to Drea Parker and Truman Dunn who have provided leadership from the Board of Guidance.
This comes on the heels of our participation in the world-wide Compassion Games. Winston-Salem area volunteers registered more than 15,000 hours of compassionate service during the 11-day international Compassion Games, which ended September 21. The Winston-Salem area recorded the third highest total of volunteer hours among 40 cities and municipalities around the world that participated.
Thirty-two area organizations participated in the Games, coordinated locally by Compassionate Winston-Salem. The 3,122 volunteers served 8,145 people. Amy Moyle, Margot Jerome and Drea Parker were coordinators for Winston-Salem.