The mission of Because We Care involves building community in and out of our school as well as developing a sense of empathy within our Douglas Middle School students. Students volunteer their time by delivering (ding-dong dashing) care packages to members of our community. They reach out to students needing an extra boost. DMS staff can be nominated and recognized by students for going that extra mile for them. This group recently adopted a family and a few DMS students to reach out to for the holiday season. They made fleece tie blankets & candy sleighs for this project.