The Waite High School National Honor Society filled 17 care projects for sick children as part of a service project for Joyful Smiles Thru Faith, a non-profit organization founded by Waite graduate Jacqueline Federico.

The organization provides care packages to children who are admitted into area hospitals. They are filled with various games, toys, coloring books, crayons, a teddy bear and a card made by the donor.

Ms. Federico says, "I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Waite High School National Honor Society for stuffing 17 Kare Packages for Joyful Smiles Thru Faith. This batch of Kare Packages will be our very first delivery to the sick children in St. Vincent's Children's Hospital."

Waite Principal Todd Deem said he was most impressed with how generous the students were with their resources and their time.

"The students felt a connection to children they will likely never meet, and they completed the service project with care and enthusiasm," said Mr. Deem and Audrey Fox, the chapter's adviser.

Ms. Federico says, "We here at JSTF are very proud of the WHS students as well. The Kare Packages look amazing and the children will love them. Again thank you so much! We are Toledo Public Schools PROUD!"

More information about the non-profit organization can be found at:

Pictured in the photo on the front is (from left to right): William Konesni; Estrella Marquez; Jaymie Williams; Alicia Guerra; Ms. Cori Boos, (assistant principal, pupil personnel); Djeneba Diallo; Brian Perrine; Annie Konesni; Mikayla Autman; Robin Foster; Belle Taylor; Ms. Federico; Mr. Deem; Carlos Puente; Onicia Broines; Da’Von Brown; Chanyng Fournier; Mrs. Audrey Fox (adviser) and Alexandria Rayford-West. Contributors not pictured: Ms. Maureen O’Connell (teacher); Ahmed Issa; Baylee Adams; La’Precious Simon and Lydia Lundy.

Posted on December 2, 2016