Day of Caring provides service opportunities for Borger students

Seniors at Borger High School help clean up yards and repair homes during the Day of Caring event (Drew Powell ABC 7 News)

The Class of 2017 at Borger High School rolled up their sleeves and put on gloves for the annual Day of Caring. Each year the senior class embarks on a trip in the community and in Stinnett to do volunteer service projects.

On Friday, students split into teams and went to Keeler Heights and the Country Club neighborhood to help elderly homeowners or people who are less fortunate with doing yardwork, painting, housework and light construction projects.

“Our high school puts this on every year,” said Jarah Grover, student. “The seniors come out here and we like to give back to the community and help. This helps break down the barriers that the older people think that all high school students and teenagers are delinquents and were just trying to show them that we’re not and we’re willing to give back to the communities.”

Following more than three hours of community service work, the students were treated to pizza for lunch at Huber Park.

Borger’s Day of Caring started when a former student who now attends Texas Tech started the community service deed and now heads up Tech to Town in Lubbock.

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