HOSA partners with Project 150 for coat drive Shoes and winter accessories are also accepted

Adding a jacket to the pile, junior Mia Alvarez donates to HOSA’s annual coat drive. HOSA will be accepting donations until Dec. 14 and items can be turned into room H123. “There are many people in our city alone who have it much worse than we do,” Alvarez said. “[Donating is] the least we could do to help someone, regardless of whether we know them or not.” Photo Credit: Shareen Basyari

Partnering up with clothing drives around the district, HOSA is hosting their annual coat drive through Dec. 14. The club teamed up with Project 150 to collect donations and send them to clothing banks within the Clark County School District.

“I hope that students understand that we need to give back to the community to replenish ourselves because there needs to be somebody who will take initiative to do something for other people,” HOSA adviser Vicki Smith said.

Items that are donated must be in noticeably good and usable condition. Project 150 prefer coats meant for high school students, but will take any clothing items for anyone.

“People do not realize the necessity for winter coats because we deal with hot weather all the time,” Smith said.

Donations can be turned into Room H123 throughout the day for club community service hours. Students may turn in as many clothing items as they wish, and community service hours are depended based on the number of clothing items turned.

The coat drive is a great way to give back to the community,” junior Daniella Abreu said. “I think that we should all try to give back to the community as much as possible, even if it’s just donating one coat.”

Starting next week, an Angel Tree coat drive will begin where students and teachers may buy new coats to donate.

“Helping those in need not only provides them aid, but it gives a sense of hope,” said junior Mia Alvarez said. “It’s the least we could do to help someone, regardless of whether we know them or not.”

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