4th grade volunteer extraordinaire | News
Joshua Christian, fourth grade student at Niagara Elementary will be recognized by the Tri-County Labor Council for receiving the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award on Saturday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Elk’s Club, 6515 Hwy 60 East, Henderson.
The Youth Volunteer of the Year Award is an annual award given to youth by the labor union to inspire other youth to contribute to their community. Some of the volunteer projects in which Joshua has participated are:
(1) In first grade he collected and sent over 1000 jars of peanut butter to Haiti after their massive earthquake;
(2) In second grade he collected over 500 blankets for the local homeless people. He delivered them as well;
(3) In third grade he collected over 1000 pairs of shoes for distribution to the needy in Appalachia. He called the project “Shoeperbowl”;
(4) This past summer he volunteered at the Humane Society where he walked and played with the dogs, cleaned the cat room and took pets to PetSmart on Saturdays to help with adoption.
Joshua is the son of Kim and Damon Christian of Henderson.