Donations collected from food drive to support HELP

To assist the less fortunate and contribute to HELP of Southern Nevada‘s campaign of serving the community Student Council initiated the second annual food drive, encouraging students to donate nonperishable foods to their 7th period classes until Dec. 15.

“Student Council is hosting the food drive this year because we had a really good time hosting it last year,” Student Council adviser Mrs. Miriya Julian said. “We liked having it as a 7th period competition so that all students on campus could be involved versus if it was through the clubs because not every kid on campus is in a club.”

Beyond nonperishable foods, students can contribute to the charity event by donating toiletry items such as paper towels and toilet paper.

“On top of nourishing themselves, people can elevate their confidence by maintaining their personal hygiene,” senior Earl Buenaflor said. “I think it’s great that we’re helping people with other aspects of their lives.”

During each 7th period, members of Student Council will collect the donations and bring them to the set of Rout(e) 131 for display on the morning announcements.

“All of the donations, including the socks from SOCKTOBER, are going to HELP of Southern Nevada,” Julian said. “It’s an outreach organization for the homeless in the Las Vegas valley.

As an incentive to encourage participation, the 7th period class that collects the most donations per student will receive a pizza party courtesy of Student Council.

“We know how many students are in every 7th period class, and the total number of donated items is divided by the number of students,” Julian said. “That’s how we’re getting the number of items per student on the morning show every day.”