Swanson fifth grader, Gargi Kelkar, received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award for doing 25+ hours of volunteering.
She volunteered for Ekal Vidyalaya , a non-profit organization on a mission to bring basic education to every child across rural India: https://www.ekal.org. To help in this mission, Ekal 's Milwaukee Chapter organizes fundraiser and community service activities in Milwaukee area for which Gargi actively volunteered.
Three examples of her hard work are:
- Community Outreach - Making Birthday Greeting Cards for over 150 Sponsors of Ekal residing in and around Milwaukee Area
- Food Drive - Preparing bags with flyers, distributing those flyer bags in the neighborhood and collecting bags full of supplies to be donated for Hebron house of hospitality (a shelter for the homeless)
- Adopt a highway - cleaning the stretch of Capitol Dr Highway with team of volunteers
This year she wants to continue volunteering and has a target of volunteering 50 hrs! Great job, Gargi!