By Lillie Hardy
November 13th, 2017
As Halloween has come to a close, the happy holidays are inevitably near: Thanksgiving plans are being made among relatives, Christmas songs are already on the radio, and the weather is slowly but surely changing into the brisk winter we’ve been expecting.
As Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, the community is reminded annually to give thanks, not only for the things that we have, but for the people around us. It is a happy time of the year for many. However, with this happiness, we are reminded of those who are not as fortunate as we are.
Not everyone has a loving family, some don’t have many friends. Some aren’t able to have nice things, and unfortunately, some don’t even have food to eat.
East Hamilton is proudly running “Canesgiving,” an annual fundraiser that helps provide food for those in need, giving everyone the Thanksgiving meal they deserve. In the past, East Hamilton has assisted in feeding hundreds of families in need, all who were deeply appreciative of the East Hamilton student body and the community that allowed them to have food to eat.
It’s very easy to participate in Canesgiving- and why wouldn’t you? You’re helping people who are in need, and this is incentive in itself. However, this year, the first block that collects the most points wins a pizza party, courtesy of the school.
1 can = 1 point,
1 pack of Ramen = .5 point,
$1 = 1 point, and
$20 = 30 points.
All of the donations are collected and distributed to community members who need it the most.
When talking to the student body about this, many were excited, and had already participated in donating cans.
Taylor Tompkins brought up how generous the student body has been recently, “Our school has shown how much we’re willing to give with the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, and I hope we can continue to give.”
As a community, we all need to be actively aware of this. We’ve been able to help so many families in the past, and the East Hamilton journalists hope that our school’s kindness and charity can continue to provide for those in need.
Please give all donations to your first block class by Friday, November 17th!
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