AHS giving back during the holiday season
One of the greatest aspects during the holiday season is to give to the people who are less fortunate than you are. American High School has been holding many fundraisers and doing drives to collect funds and items to help the less fortunate this holiday season.
Mid-October the American High School leadership class had a costume drive where students could have donated their old costumes for people who needed them.
“When I first heard of it, I did not really think it was something necessary,” junior Nonie Karla said. “However, when I went costume shopping and saw the prices, I thought this was a very good idea because some kids are not at a stable financial state to buy a costume for fifty to sixty dollars.”
As November hit, students of the key club did a Turkey Drive. This was a drive to collect food for the
“The drive was pretty successful because we raised about three shopping carts full of food,” senior Roger Lee said. “We gave the food to the League Of Volunteer Charity who will donate it to a homeless shelter.”
During the Christmas season, American High School had a Make A Wish center in front of the student activity center. Students wrote a letter to Santa, and for every letter written, Macy’s donated one dollar to the Make A Wish Foundation.
“This year American High School groups and clubs have been giving back a lot,” senior Anjali Patel said. “It is very good that the school is working with outside sources to help people out. I am proud to call myself a student of American High School.”
In addition, American High School is also doing other things like the Blood Drive and Benefit Showcase for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
“The things our school has done over the past month or two is really going to help out people all around the world,” senior Sabah Khokhar said. “Although this all takes lots of work, preparation, and time, it is all worth it at then end.”