Student food drive successful for local charity
The Fall Creek Intermediate School Student Council received a letter in early December from Good Samaritan, a network of local charities in Hamilton County, that asked for help in re-supplying its diminished food pantry. Helping others is exactly what they accomplished from December 11-15 by collecting over fifty grocery bags and over eighty boxes of the supplies the charity needed. In addition, donations included several hundred dollars worth of gift cards to local grocery stores. “The students were surprised and pleased with the results. The charity was shocked as we completely filled their truck with barely any room to spare,” said one of the sponsors Kris Michael.
To accomplish the task, Student Council President Jack-Ryan Ashby and Vice President Trent Conger led a brainstorming session with the representatives, and they decided to challenge each classroom to bring in the charity’s most needed supplies. Some classrooms had sign-up sheets, some classes received assignments of things to bring in and others simply brought as many things as they could. It was not a competition; the students thought that the focus should be on helping people, not winning a competition for their homeroom.
For more information, contact Michael at (317) 915-4220 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org