Today’s Community Based Instruction (CBI) trip for the HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students was fantastic. The goal of this CBI was to purchase gifts for the senior citizens receiving care at the Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center as well as the children who would be spending the holidays receiving medical care at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. 

Our students first made their way to Five Below at the local mall to buy gifts for the seniors and children. Students were given a $15 budget to spend on each gift. Some of the items they purchased for the children were books, arts and crafts, games, and stuffed animals. The gifts they bought for the senior citizens were a Crossword/Sudoku Puzzle book and a soft, cozy throw blanket. These items would be used as prizes for the seniors during various holiday game days. 

The students enjoyed lunch at Burger King with their friends after their shopping adventure and had a great time taking a leisurely stroll around the mall. Even Santa himself posed for a picture with them! 

We are incredibly proud of the community service skills our HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students are acquiring through their CBIs! 

Well done!