Members of the St. Luke's Society were busier than Santa's elves as they worked to complete a number of service projects before the holiday break. Their efforts included making displays for the Noble Horizon's Festival of Trees in Salisbury, organizing a bake sale to raise money for a local family who recently lost their home to a fire, helping with the annual winter clothing drive, volunteering with the Salvation Army in Canaan, facilitating the Dining Hall toy drive, and building gingerbread houses with local elementary school children.
They also continued a weekly mentoring program between students of color at Hotchkiss and students at Webatuck School in Amenia. The Society also joined forces with Hotchkiss's El Club tutoring Latino adults in English.
Co-head Alisa Ghura designed an 8-week Model UN curriculum that she began teaching in North Canaan elementary schools and will introduce at Salisbury Central in January.
The Society was also awarded the Golden Sneaker Award for the fourth year in a row for raising the most money ($5,819) in the 35th Annual Northwest Connecticut CROP Hunger Walk in October.