Oakland Mills High School has many groups that are doing various activities to help the community. On November 21, Alpha Achievers hosted a Thanksgiving dinner, from 12pm to 7pm. The dinner was free and open for everyone in the community and it fed over 250 people.
Oakland Mills also held its annual WBAL concert on December 2. The annual Concert for Kids to benefit the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign is a holiday concert which supports our community by raising funds and awareness. The concert included Oakland Mills orchestra, choir, and dance. It was run by Mr. Hale the orchestra teacher at OMHS.
Stock the Socks is another program at Oakland Mills to help the community. Stock the Socks is run by the Student Government Association (SGA) to collect new socks for people who need them. The Black Student Union (BSU) helped with Project Linus this year. Project Linus is a nationwide non-profit organization that collects handmade blankets for children who need them. Students in BSU put together collection boxes and placed them around school. The collection boxes were there for anyone who would like to donate a blanket.
The National Honor Society (NHS) has started collecting food for their food pantry where they collect food throughout the year. On the last Thursday of each month, the food collected is given away to anyone who needs it. The food pantry is open to families in Oakland Mills but it is also open to anyone who wants to come. Signs are set up outside the school to advertise the food pantry.
These are just some examples of how Oakland Mills students are helping our community in many different ways.