The gift of giving: holiday charities

Addie Lyon, staff writer

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To give back to the community during the   holidays, South students, clubs and classes organize different charities. Students donate   time, money and gifts in order to lift the spirits of those less fortunate.

STAND-Y CANE:

Starting on Dec. 10, Stand for Peace sold candy canes and personal notes for 25 cents or more. Proceeds will be donated to Stand for Peace’s Latin America, Africa, South Asia or Southeast Asia project.

 

BEFRIEND A FAMILY:

Interact directed Befriend A Family, an organization that supports families who are unable to purchase gifts for their families due to financial reasons and provides them with things such as pots, pans, clothes, toys and school supplies.

 

CASA CENTRAL:

Dec. 4, UNIDOS Club went to Casa Central, an agency in Chicago that serves the Latino population, including financially unstable senior citizens. UNIDOS created goodie bags of winter attire, toiletries, writing tablets and pens.

 

HOLIDAY FOSTER CARE PARTY:

Dec. 7, Interact hosted the Holiday Foster Care Party event at the Glen in which they made crafts and swam in the pools with the kids to celebrate the holidays.

 

ONWARD HOUSE GOODY BAGS:

During the holidays, the Onward House students prepare goody bags to give to the kids they tutor. They give them things such as healthy snacks, holiday-themed pencils, notebooks and erasers.

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