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Sep 6, 2018

Leos Club Gives Back to Our Lady of the Way School

The Leos Club, a junior arm of the Lions Club, handed over twenty-six arm chairs to Our Lady of the Way R.C. School in Ladyville. The Leos, who are students from a number of high schools and colleges in the city, worked for about a month to restore the chairs. News Five found out more about the act of goodwill.

 

Sol Yam

Sol Yam, Advisor, Alpha Leos Club

“We approached Saint John’s College asking for assistance towards the project and they decided that they are going to donate the chairs to us. After which we approached Brothers Habet and they deiced they will work in collaboration with the project. And so we had the members of the Leos Club coming to the den every weekend to work on the chairs that were donated.”

 

Corin Wallen

Corin Wallen, Member of Alpha Leos Club

“We had to go to our president and we asked her for chairs they wouldn’t be using this year. They had a lot of chairs that they wouldn’t be giving away – actually they would be trashing them, so we knew that and we went to ask her and so that is how we got the chairs and brought them here and to do this. And we got a sponsor from Habet to give us the varnish because that would have been the biggest part of it to remodel it and if you had seen them before they were varnished they looked completely different. So, then we all had to take time out to come here weekend and deal with it. Sand-papering was the first thing and then we had small parts we had to fix up like the top of the desk they were leaning and so we had to hammer and nail them so they would stay firm and then we went to do the sand-papering.”

 

Denise Neal

Denise Neal, Principal, Our Lady of the Way R.C. School

“When I got the news that we were gonna be receiving some furniture from the Lions Club, we were very excited about it because it was something that our school needs. We are a growing a school and we have children going there who are not rich. They come mostly from low socio economic status background and single parent, so we cannot ask the parents to provide those things and so the school has to come up with it. We are very grateful for the donation and it will be put into good use. The students mostly from the middle and upper division will use them because it will suit them well.”

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