Our Projects

In December 2017, Plano East NHS organized the first chapter service project in the history of Plano East.

Since then, our chapter-wide projects have only grown, involving everything from creating packages for kids at St. Jude's Hospital to organizing the NHS Color Run with the other Plano senior high schools. In total, more than 600 members have helped the community recognize "Plano East NHS" as a force of change dedicated to leaving our world better than we found it.

Look for more chapter service projects coming in the future! Have an idea for another project, or how we can improve? Leave us a suggestion.

Check out some of our past service projects and events!

Day of Service 2021

November 13, 2021 Chapter Service Project

Over 180 members came together and made 50 care packages for homeless shelters in the DFW area. These care packages contained homemade sitting mats, hand warmers, fleece scarves, cards, and goody bags. Check out more photos here.

NHS Guest Speakers

2020 - 2021 Virtual Events

Throughout the year, NHS held several guest speaker events. Members were able to watch livestreams through our portal as guests spoke on important topics like trust, perseverance, gratitude, and empathy.

October 10, 2020 Niklas Myhr - The Social Media Professor

October 17, 2020: Yoram Solomon - Trustworthiness

November 7, 2020: Maysoon Zayid - Inspiration

January 9, 2021: Adam Carroll - Building a bigger life

February 27, 2021: Chris DT Gordon - The Attitude of Gratitude

March 20, 2021: Duncan Kirkwood - Passion, perseverance, purpose

April 10, 2021: Kim Penny - Overcoming obstacles with empathy

Padlet for Patients

October 2021 Chapter Service Project

With the help of nearly 150 contributors, Plano East NHS was able to send over 400 inspirational quotes, images, and messages to the Children's Health Hospital. Great job, Panthers!

#TalkToTeachers Challenge

May 2020 Virtual Chapter Service Project

We challenged our chapter to create one-minute videos to thank the Plano East teachers, coaches, administration, and staff for their incredible support and dedication. Proudly, we submitted 1000+ videos and were able to make a difference — despite being in a virtual setting! Thank you for your participation!

Color Run 2021

April 2nd Chapter Service Project

Nearly 200 NHS members from across the city of Plano gathered for the 4th annual Plano NHS Color Run chapter service project. We raised over $2,500 for special needs students at the Adult Transition Center. Thank you to all who participated!

Day of Service 2019

November 9 Chapter Service Project

The Day of Service was held to open up an opportunity for members to receive hours for the best cause. Members were tasked with making tassel keychains, tie-dye shirts, and cards for packages to give to the kids at St. Jude's Hospital.

Color Run 2019

March 2 District Service Project

The 2nd annual NHS Color Run was a tremendous success, bringing together over 400 NHS members from across Plano for a wonderful cause — supporting the Plano ISD Adult Transition Center with a donation of nearly $7,000.

Color Run 2018

March 3 District Service Project

The first NHS Color Run was a success, bringing together over 400 NHS members from across Plano. Together, we were able to donate nearly $4,500 to the Plano ISD Core Store for Education. Check out more photos here.

Craft-A-Card 2017

December 7 Chapter Service Project

Nearly 200 members gathered to hand-craft hundreds of holiday gifts for community members at the Honor Society's first chapter service project.