School on Wheels had an amazing 2015! Throughout the year, we were honored to receive support from so many fantastic volunteers and donors. But we were especially blown away by the generosity of the MANY individuals and community groups who donated their time or program materials during December.

As we kick off 2016, we wanted to take the time to thank these 7 groups (many of them students!) who made the end of 2015 a huge success!

Christ the King Long Distance Running Club

Christ the King Long Distance Running Club

1. A huge thank you to the long distance running group from Christ the King School for responding to our call for snacks! They stopped by our office before the holiday with this generous donation – we know our students will love them!

2. Prairie Trace has been a fantastic supporter of our programs this year! In addition to Mrs. Awe’s 4th grade class raising funds to support our students on Giving Tuesday, the 5th grade students held a Kindness Drive during the month of December where they collected over 300 books and 20 games for our kids to read and play!

Raybourn Group International

Raybourn Group International

3. Raybourn Group International has been a constant supporter of School on Wheels for the last two years. In addition to completing a volunteer project at their annual staff retreat each year, they also donate necessary schools supplies, gift cards and snacks to benefit our students on a regular basis. We were honored to receive one of these donations at the end of 2015!

4. School on Wheels was chosen as the charity of choice by Eastern Alliance for the holiday season. The generous staff members there purchased prizes, books and uniforms to support our students! A huge thanks to one of our tutors, Jessie, who works there and recommended us for this fantastic opportunity!

Brownsburg Junior Honor Society

Brownsburg Junior Honor Society

5. Students from Brownsburg Junior Honor Society held a book drive for new and gently used books and donated two huge bins full of books to our students! We know they will LOVE to read them!

Nextech Bus

Nextech Bus

6. During Computer Science week in December, Nextech, a local nonprofit that delivers best-in-class programs that inspire and enable young people from all backgrounds to pursue careers in technology, visited our students at Salvation Army and Barton Center! They brought their awesome technology bus to tutoring and taught all of the students about coding. The kids had a wonderful time!

7. The 4th grade students of the Leadership Forum Lunch Group at Carmel Elementary School are a fantastic example of how generous children can be! This group worked hard to hold a HUGELY SUCCESSFUL book drive to benefit the kids we serve. After choosing School on Wheels, learning more about what we do, and holding meetings during their lunch hour to brainstorm, they decided to ask each student in the school to donate just one new or gently used book (check out the adorable message they created above). The students at Carmel Elementary certainly responded! The original goal of the campaign was to collect 500 books, one for each student in the school. We were AMAZED when we received the call that they had gathered over 3,000 books for our students! A huge thank you to everyone who made this drive possible!

Did you make it part of your New Year’s Resolution to give back? You can get more involved by becoming a volunteer, making a donation or purchasing an item off our Amazon Wishlist!