Massachusetts Association of NHS Chapters
The Massachusetts Association of National Honor Society (NHS) Chapters has been named the 2016 Ardis Kyker State Service Award winner for its state service project to support “Sole Hope.”
The association selected Sole Hope as its Adopt-a-Charity for the 2015-16 school year “because it benefits young people. It was a project that could be carried out in sessions at our state conferences and also easily replicated in schools throughout the state.”
The project aimed to raise awareness of the effects of jigger infestation in the soles of the feet of children in Uganda, to raise money to donate to charity, and to produce the components of a pair of denim shoes to be assembled in Uganda.
In all, 38 chapters and councils statewide were involved in the effort, which raised more than $3,500.