HOMER CITY -- Here in the Homer-Center School District, we are very proud of the way our school is known for giving back to the community.
Homer-Center remains a consistent contributor to the annual Teddy Bear Fund Drive. Through the student council organization, students have gone around collecting donations from the community in an effort to give aid to those in need.
Lou Stepanik leads both the senior and junior high student councils and through his leadership and his generous personality the student council organization year in and year out has become a consistent contributor when it comes to giving aid to those less fortunate.
The Teddy Bear Fund Drive's initiative is to generate funds from local communities to provide crucial medical care for children that live in households who may not be able to financially support their medical needs.
The Teddy Bear Fund Drive is a great way to get the young adults involved in giving back to the community that has given so much towards them.
As this generation will soon reach adulthood, it is important to remember to always give back to those who are less fortunate.
The very famous golden rule reads: "Treat others the way you would want to be treated."
There are a lot of less fortunate people in the world and a lot of good people who just aren't cut a break most of the time and the Teddy Bear Fund Drive is a fantastic way for the Homer-Center School District to proudly give those less fortunate the break that they deserve.
We are very proud of our consistent contributions from Homer-Center and look forward to making this holiday season just another successful effort in the battle to give less-fortunate families a chance to pay for their medical bills.
Clubs and organizations are helping the effort by purchasing ornaments for the annual Christmas tree which is beautifully displayed in the high school lobby.
These teddy bear ornaments are a visual reminder that during this special season of giving we can open our hearts to those less fortunate.