Necessities Drive

By Alicia Chen

The Kindness Project and Student Council have once again partnered up this year to bring back the Necessities Drive. Last year,  they successfully collected more than 9 large bases full of items to benefit families transitioning into new homes. This year, the clubs plan to do the same- from Nov 16th to Dec 7th, students can donate by placing their grade’s specific items in the donations at the front of the school.

Freshmen should drop off Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shower curtains, and bath mats in their respective bins, and sophomores are assigned to donating bath towels, hand towels, paper towels, and toilet paper. Juniors are in charge of dish soap, sponges, and trash bags, and finally, seniors should bring in laundry baskets, laundry detergent, and hand soap. Additionally there will be an extra bin collecting hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves.

Delaney Sullivan, co-president of the Kindness Project, says that these items will “help aid families as they transition to new homes or to help others stay warm this winter”. All donations will be going to Crossroads, and will be packaged as “Welcome Home Baskets” for those who are just settling into new homes and need a helping hand. “The mission of Crossroads Rhode Island is to help homeless or at-risk individuals and families secure stable homes”, says Sullivan, “and they offer a range of services including housing, basic needs, shelter, case management, referrals, and education and employment services”.

Be sure to donate whatever you can so that this year’s Necessities Drive will be even more successful than the last.

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Alicia Chen

Alicia is currently a freshman, graduating in 2024. Her favorite book is One of Us Is Lying, and she enjoys writing informational pieces that provide differing opinions on various topics. She likes to interview other students and feature their opinions and experiences in her writing as well.