Lending A Hand to A Neighbor

by Elaine King

Tis’ the season! For atrocious weather and low stock piles, that is. This year Partnership for Success is hosting a “winter needs for St. Vincent De Paul shelter.” They are hoping to supply the winter needs for the 100+ preschool-aged children living at the shelter. The drive started this past Monday, January 25, and will go through next Friday, February 5.

Lists of acceptable items have been given to each mentor class and have been posted around the school. A few examples of items include baby powder, baby wipes, non-aerosol deodorants, gently used to new blankets, gently used to new winter boots, and socks for men. Donations should be turned in to mentor period teachers. As the drive is actually a competition among mentor classes, the mentor with the most items donated will receive Bill’s Donuts. Monetary donations are also welcome and can be made online at http://www.stvincentdayton.org.

According to senior member Meghna Kumar, “PfS has no numerical goal but would like to be able to supply all the children housed by the shelter.” St. Vincent De Paul is a local shelter that aids over 100,000 people every year and works 24/7 to do so. The shelter provides housing and assistance to anyone on the verge of being homeless. The donations will go straight to your neighbors, providing the essentials they cannot afford.

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