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Helping those in need

Student Council hosts drive for homeless
Samantha Jose
The donation bin for the homeless drive sits outside the StuCo room. Donations will be collected through Friday.

Student Council members are organizing a drive for the homeless where all items collected will be distributed on Sunday, Oct.1 in Downtown Dallas. The donation bin is located outside room G144 for anyone wanting to donate. 

The organizer of this drive, community service officer Kaiden Reese, hopes to gain the attention of students and inspire them to make a change in the community. Reese hopes to help people in need and bring a light of hope into their lives. 

“With the homeless numbers growing, I’m so proud of Kaiden for wanting to help,” student activities director Allison Stamey said.

Requested materials consist of brown paper bags, big ziploc bags, small sandwich bags, small bags of chips, sandwich bread, bottled water, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and socks. StuCo also hopes for people to bring lunch meat and cheese to the StuCo room; these items will be accepted from Sept. 25 to Sept. 29.

“Every time I go to Dallas to see family I see homeless people everywhere,” Reese said. “I feel bad for them, and I just want to help.”

Students who decide to go to Dallas and help StuCo distribute the donations can earn three hours of community service. Students can also earn one point of community service for every $2 they decide to spend on donations. Anyone can participate either by volunteering on the day of distribution or by bringing donations to the StuCo room. 

“We wanted to do the drive to bring awareness to students that there are so many [who are homeless] around them,” Stamey said. “Awareness and assistance is our main goal with this drive.”

The drive has been promoted throughout social media platforms and StuCo members have passed out flyers during lunches to gain attention from the student body. 

“I think it’s a really good opportunity to help out the community,” StuCo member Amairany Gonzalez said. “It’s our chance to provide people with what they need.”

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