by Eryka Matos, Morrisville High School Student Government, Secretary
Morrisville High School’s Student Government put together a Winter Attire Drive this past semester, with the goal of helping those in homeless shelters overcome the cold.
“We have had a lot of community interest in this drive,” exclaims Makenna Bowman, Advisor for the Student Government, and it has surely shown with all the donations received.
The items collected: gloves, hats, socks, scarves, coats, and blankets. Student government students helping with the drive included Julianna Rodriguez, Samantha Peralte, Eryka Matos, Breanna Singleton, Cailey Kimble, Seamus Getty, and Heather Vareha, all seniors, along with sophomore Soulle Borrero.
While organized by the Student Government, donations will be going to 21st Century Community Learning Center/Ivins Outreach and the Family Service Association (FSA) of Bucks County.
New items have been donated to the FSA, while gently used items were distributed by Ivins Outreach in mid-February.
Over 220 comfort items were donated to the community through Ivins Outreach.
On their Facebook page, the Ivins Outreach Center thanked the Student Government: “On behalf of our community we’d like to thank these amazing students for their efforts!”
Not their first donation drive, this group previously focused on collecting canned goods for the High Rollaz organization, based in Trenton.
The group plans to hold a toiletries drive to benefit the Family Services Association this spring.