Senior class officers to hold clothing drive


Photo by Josh Kim

Senior Ali Niaz sets up donations for the clothing drive during third period on Dec. 4. Students are able to take clothes and food from the Hawk Pantry if needed.

The senior class officers will hold a clothing drive for the Hawk Pantry pantry Dec. 7-18 at different locations throughout the school to provide winter clothing to students.

There will be five drop-off locations for the clothing drive. Four of the locations will be in school, and one of the locations will be outside of the front office to accommodate students who do not want to enter the building. People can donate at any time.

“We’re holding [the drive] for two weeks so people can have the chance to go buy something for the drive,” senior class president Jeremiah Joseph said. “They have that extra week to donate clothes.”

Due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the donations must be new, with the tag still on the clothing. Students can donate jackets, shirts, pants, socks and shoes.

“We accept any kind of clothing,” senior class treasurer Rebecca Varghese said. “Right now, we’re looking specifically for jackets and pants because it is winter time and kids our age struggle the most with finding heavier clothing. But really, we will accept any donation as long as it’s new.”

Students can earn service hours for donating. NHS (National Honor Society) members can earn hours and Student Council members can earn points depending on the amount of clothing they donate. 

“Because it’s a new clothing [drive], and a lot of people are virtual, I expect less people will donate; but, students can drop off [clothing] for points and hours,” Joseph said.

The clothing will be left to disinfect for at least three days in order to ensure that it is safe for students to use, and it will be added to the Hawk Pantry after Dec. 18.

“At the end of the day, one jacket can make the difference in one student’s life, so we will take what we can get,” Varghese said.