October 2, 2022

District launches We Are DRiven to Serve Community Service Campaign

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The Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District lives by the mantra that We Are DR and the Superintendent wants to take that mindset out into both DR communities. To accomplish this, he is launching the “We Are DRiven to Serve“ initiative where clubs, teams, and other student organizations will be recognized for their service to the residents of either Dighton or Rehoboth.

“These two towns have supported our students and staff financially for so many years that it is time for us to pay it forward and give back to our residents,” Superintendent Bill Runey stated. “Community service is a win/win situation. Our students will benefit just as much as the people who are the recipients of their service. The world needs more kindness, and it’s a great life lesson for students of any age.” Runey said that the service can take many forms. “Depending on the age group, there are many creative ways to serve those in need in our community. Elementary students might choose to make holiday cards for Dighton’s Council on Aging. Middle school students might arrange a food drive to benefit the Rehoboth Food Pantry. High school students might volunteer for a beautification project in town. A sports team might host a clinic for a youth league. The possibilities are endless, and the payoff is priceless.”

Throughout the year, the groups who demonstrate a high level of commitment to service will be recognized as the Community Service Champions and will be presented with the “DR 10 Pounds of Gold” championship (pictured).

Student organizations can complete this form to be considered. There also must be an accompanying cover letter. Click here for a sample cover letter.

Community members seeking to receive service should contact Michele D. Blackburn, mdblackburn@drregional.org.  Not all requests will be honored, but we will do our best.

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