At Mt. Notre Dame High School, students start their freshman year be participating in a program called, MAP. This program is designed to teach students about service and also gives them the opportunity to participate in acts of service. During the student’s senior year, they have to complete a capstone project to wrap up their time at Mt. Notre Dame. The capstone project must utilize all the skills they have learned over the years in the MAP program by being a leader and developing and executing their own service project.
Stacey Pitman chose to complete a service project at the Adult Day Services building at Clermont Senior Services. When asked, “why Adult Day Services?” Stacey replied, “I chose Adult Day Services because we have always loved how caring and loving everyone at Adult Day is. My grandmother went to Adult Day and loved it so when I heard I had to complete a project; I knew that is where I wanted to go.”
Stacey chose to revitalize the patio at Adult Day. The patio is a place where people can go to sit and look at the flowers and admire the birds. Adult Day guests also have the opportunity to do small gardening projects on the patio.
Stacey saw an opportunity and seized it; she went to several businesses to obtain donations to complete her project. Lowes donated three umbrellas, Bzak gave a discount on bushes and flowers, Walmart donated bird feeders and shepherds hooks, and she also had stain donated so she could update a table and a flower box.
To complete her project, she will return to clean the fallen leaves, and most importantly, she will coordinate an activity and snacks for the people in the Adult Day program.
Stacey had the help of her family and close family friends to complete her project. Clermont Senior Services would like to thank Stacey for her thoughtfulness and generosity.