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updated: 4/17/2014 4:25 PM

Students, volunteers fan out to help in the community

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  • Student David Loske, 16, and Tim Daugaard, 23, a volunteer chaperon, sort records to prepare them to be scanned Thursday at the Elgin YWCA. They were part of a group from Westminster Christian School in Elgin who were giving back to the community. More than 350 students, teachers, and volunteers worked at 20 locations during the second annual Give Back Day.

       Student David Loske, 16, and Tim Daugaard, 23, a volunteer chaperon, sort records to prepare them to be scanned Thursday at the Elgin YWCA. They were part of a group from Westminster Christian School in Elgin who were giving back to the community. More than 350 students, teachers, and volunteers worked at 20 locations during the second annual Give Back Day.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Gabrielle Grinnell, 14, a Westminster Christian School student, attempts to tire out a group of preschool children Thursday at the YWCA in Elgin. It was Westminster's second annual Give Back Day, where students and volunteers worked at different area locations to help out in any way they could.

       Gabrielle Grinnell, 14, a Westminster Christian School student, attempts to tire out a group of preschool children Thursday at the YWCA in Elgin. It was Westminster's second annual Give Back Day, where students and volunteers worked at different area locations to help out in any way they could.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
 

More than 350 Westminster Christian School students gave back to their community Thursday.

The Elgin school students visited more than 20 locations to help improve the greater Elgin area and help local organizations during the second annual Give Back Day, a day of public service.

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"I love it. They are amazing and they are getting a lot accomplished," said Felicia King, chief operating officer of the YWCA in Elgin, who hosted some of the students and volunteers.

Many of the students started at 8:30 a.m. and worked through the end of the school day at 2:30 p.m.

About 130 Westminster Christian elementary students were also holding a generosity hike at the school, said Rich Engle, the director of mission advancement at Westminster Christian, "to learn about what giving is all about."

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