As we continue life with new stay at home orders, many are realizing the effect that social distancing & no school will have on high schoolers graduation for the Class of 2020. For so many the Coronavirus is steal precious memories that so many of us have, high school rite of passages | prom, spring sports, plays, graduation ceremonies & so much more. The devastating feeling for so many seniors & parents about so many things, but maybe one of the most disappointing is not being able to watch your senior step across the stage to receive their diploma.
While so many are attempting to find creative ways to celebrate these senior, 2 moms found a great way to honor the seniors of Union Co be creating an adopt a senior group & providing others the opportunity to adopt & shower these seniors with kindness & some of their favorite items.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
Parents or family members are asked to write a little something about their HS Senior & post a few photos of them. The HS senior completes a form with favorite things, interests, etc. to provide a little insight into things they like & who they are. Then adopters are given the opportunity to adopt them. Each senior is adopted by 2 adopters. Then the adopters go out put together a gift to surprise the senior with.
CLT'S FINEST GIVES BACK
"I just felt so passionate about this charity & the kindness they are spreading to the kids in Union Co. When I was first asked to adopt, I thought back to all those special high school moments I had as a senior. I thought about how heartbreaking it would have been for me not to have experienced those things. My first adoptee was an incredible student who wanted to have all of her treats to be donated to a food bank that she volunteered for. She was so inspirational to me. Not only did I want to give to her charity, but give her a little gift for her selflessness. After that, I wanted to find a way to really make things special for at least a few more seniors. While I was only able to adopt five, each one was an amazing individual & so thankful to have this experience! It was one of the highlights of quarantine for me. Serving others!" Goldee Payton