Worthington H.S. Kicks off Year of Philanthropy
As we head towards the end of October, I found a great article about a school in Columbus, OH that has already launched one service oriented project, and has a few more lined up before the end of the year!
The student council of Thomas Worthington H.S. started a clothing drive over Labor Day weekend for gently used warm winter clothing for families in need.
Advisor Kim Hanlin said that last year the group did the clothing drive in September as well because representatives of St. Michael’s and St. Vincent de Paul asked us to do the clothing drive early so clothes could be distributed to need families prior to the cold winter weather.
Hanlin said there are 52 students involved in the student council. They distributed 5,000 fliers in their neighborhoods over Labor Day weekend announcing the pick up date of Sunday September 11th and then delivered the clothes to the church on Monday September 12th.
Other projects that are in the works include a canned food drive from October 31st through November 3rd, a Helping Hands program from December 1 – 9th, a Blood Drive in February, and Send Care Packages to American troops in March.
It sounds like a busy year filled with wonderful programs to help people in their community!
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