Getting in the spirit of giving
Caitlyn Sloat, Reporter
It’s been a holiday tradition within the school to help local families have a special Christmas, by donating canned foods through Key Club.
“The canned food drive is a annual drive we do for the needy families in the community, to help make sure they have a christmas dinner for their kids,” senior Key Club Communication Liason Issac McBride said.
All the food that Key Club helps collect, goes straight to families Downriver.
“This canned food drive is really special because it helps people in our community, not just people around michigan, but people we may know personally,” senior Key Club President Kaylee Short said.
When people know who the food is going to, they’re more interested in helping. There is even a friendly competition between Auto Shop teacher Mark Miciura and math teacher Eric Polenz to see who can collect the most canned food.
“Mr. Micuira and auto shop has won every year he’s been at RHS…,” Key Club advisor Michelle Morris said. “His goal was 2000 cans while he had 600 plus last year.”
According to senior Key Club member Lyndzie Peake, Miciura’s goal is to hit 1000 before Friday.
“So many families are affected by things we don’t understand, and giving them this food that some people may not even use or need, and they can really use it… I think a lot of people take that for granted,” Short said.
The competition between classes is a great way to get people to want to donate, drives like the canned food one is a great example of this. We won’t know who officially won the contest until Friday when all the classes have turned in their collections.
“No matter which class/ teacher wins, it’s needy families that really win,” Morris said.