More than $1,100 to Help Children
A Western Nevada College student club has raised more than $1,000 to help feed hungry children in Northern Nevada. Associated Students of Western Nevada collected $1,1113.71 in donations during a campus fundraising effort for Food for Thought in Carson City. The nonprofit organization provides a healthy bag of food each Friday for hungry children in Carson City, Silver Springs and parts of Douglas County.
“Our goal was to provide a backpack meal consisting of single-serve items for kids who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend,” said Nathan White, an ASWN senator. “We chose this organization because we wanted to help the community.”
White said ASWN’s theme for the food drive was “Apples to Apples.” Using Food for Thought’s logo as an inspiration, the club purchased 48 foam core boards and created large apple-shaped cutouts that were placed around campus. These 3-by-3-foot cutouts contained facts about food and poverty.
ASWN members went to classrooms seeking monetary and food donations. Club members personally delivered the donations to Food for Thought.
“It was a fair amount of work for the cutouts, paint and lettering but well worth it, and (we) had a wonderful time doing it,” White said.
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