One of the unique service projects undertaken by the Middle School Student Council was making Christmas a bit brighter for orphaned children living in Mustard Seed Communities in Jamaica. Southern Columbia students collected over 300 books, games, and toys which were given to missionaries who traveled to these communities in their quest to improve the social, spiritual, and economic conditions found there.
Among the missionaries was Southern alumnus Keith DayClass of 2012. Keith is a pharmacy major at the University of Rhode Island and was part of a team  of pharmacy, nursing, and physical therapy students who traveled to five Jamaican orphanages to provide information and support to the children's caretakers. Keith helped deliver the students' gifts and recently provided Student Council Advisor Mrs. Amy Phillips and her students with his reflections on the impact of the Middle School project: "The children of the orphanages were so happy and are able to see the best in their situations," wrote Keith. "To the individuals of Southern Columbia Student Council, I am extremely grateful for all of your generous contributions. The toys, games, and books you donated put smiles on the faces of residents of Mustard Seed Communities! I am honored to come from such a kind and thoughtful student body and school system. I cannot say thank you enough!"

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