Independence Student Council Volunteers at Servant’s Heart in Mint Hill

Indy Student Council members at Servant's Heart.
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The Independence High School Student Council volunteered locally in the community at Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill recently prior to the Christmas holiday.

There were a total of 19 volunteers who did everything from stacking shelves, marking prices, taking out empty boxes, ironing clothing, cleaning up and organizing backroom activities of various products such as toys for Christmas at no cost that will become available to citizens in need in our area and surrounding areas.

Getting ready for Christmas.

The students did an outstanding job and it was much appreciated by Servant’s Heart Founder and Executive Director, Kim Rhodarmer.  “It’s so gratifying to have the students come by our Boutique and devote their time to help our community,” said Kim.

Ladies at store check out counter.

Servant’s Heart has provided over 750 services that have helped well over 3,000 individuals and families within our community.  The non-profit has impacted so many Mint Hill residents lives since it’s humble beginnings which began in September 2016.  The Community Boutique is where individual citizens, residents, churches, and businesses can donate new or gently used clothing, furniture, toys, home décor, bicycles, and many other items.  Servant’s Heart sells these items, and the proceeds support Assistance Programs for the local community helping those who are less fortunate and are in need of this kind of assistance for themselves and their families.

Students working in the front store.

Meanwhile, Noel Hamrick who is in charge of the Student Council and is a Spanish Teacher at Independence High School mentioned the students were challenged by the “Chick fil-A Academy” to help out in the community by providing community service.  This opportunity to assist Servant’s Heart in their mission to give back to the Mint Hill community who provides Independence with so much support is a great match for the students and community service program.  We will try to make this endeavor a monthly event,” said Noel.  The Chick-fil-A located on Albemarle Road sponsored the students with Owner Hal Queen and outreach accomplished through Denise Boston who are huge supporters of the Patriots at Independence High School.

Students stacking items.
Nice job setting table.
Stacking books.
Students ironing.
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