Leone High School National Honor Society students present a $1,000 gift to Fatu o Aiga Hope House last week Saturday. The 29 NHS members pitched in and assisted with care and cleaning during their service project. [courtesy photo]

The Fatu o Aiga Hope House was a full house last Saturday, as twenty-nine Leone High School National Honor Society students completed one of their annual service projects. The Marvin Senter Chapter of LHS assisted with care taking and maintenance at the home for the elderly, and the mentally and physically challenged. Society advisor, Jayleen Chun, oversaw the chapter’s service.
The group of bright, orange T-shirts began their service at 7:30a.m. with Sister Faustina welcoming and briefing them about the residents’ daily routines and care taking procedures. Soon after, the students helped escort them to breakfast. The students helped with serving meals and feeding the elders. After which, everyone then made their way to the front hall, to spend time for a short while, and then all attended Mass that was held in the chapel.
Afterwards, the residents and some of the NHS members enjoyed card games and dominoes, while the remaining group cleaned inside the home’s rooms and outside in the gardens.
The visit by the entire LHS-NHS group was inspired by some of the members, who have volunteered on their own time at the Hope House, during many past Saturdays. The students were happy to converse and share with the elders, as well as assist with the cleaning tasks at hand.
A donation from the Marvin Senter Chapter NHS group was also presented during this visit. With the elders and students present in the front hall, NHS President Mika Aga and Treasurer Leuatea Faiai presented a check of $1,000 to the Fatuoaiga Hope House Convalescent Home. Sister Faustina, who accepted the donation on behalf of the organization, expressed her gratitude and appreciation to the students for their meaningful service and contribution.
To end the eventful Saturday morning, the twenty-nine students performed dances and songs for the residents, who smiled and sang along, too.
Source: Leone High School — National Honor Society- Marvin Senter Chapter


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