The United Way Day of Caring was attended by a great group of students from Hillcrest School. The students wrote an essay to apply to go and help out for the day. The essay was to express their understanding of the Day of Caring and why they should be able to be a part of it. Ten students were chosen to attend and spent the day giving back to their community. The project we chose was to support an elderly couple in our neighborhood by planting their flower beds, weeding their yard and tidying up. The lady of the home had been in hospital and was unable to work in her yard and this was a great relief to them both. They both were able to come home the next day to find their yard full of new plants and ready to enjoy for the summer. Thank you to the students who helped create a wonderful new bond in their community. The grade 7/8 students were excellent representatives of their school.