StuCo holding Soup-er Bowl drive for Project Help

Posted: January 29, 2012 in Electives, Student Council

By Layla Heninger
Staff writer

Cactus Canyon Junior High is using the Super Bowl as a reason to have a canned soup drive. The drive began Jan. 23 and ends on Friday, Feb. 3. Student Council is in charge of the drive.
StuCo is donating the soup they get to Project Help, which helps families with children in the AJUSD schools. If every student and teacher donated one can, that would be about 800 cans.
“Part of our job as leaders in Student Council is to help people out and encourage other folks at the school to do the same,” said Jason Davis.
This drive wasn’t necessarily planned. Davis said he and assistant principal Joyce Gingrich only e-mailed each other and briefly talked about it in person. Members of StuCo didn’t even know it was happening before it came over the announcements.
But Mrs. Gingrich said she thought it was important to show students that people in the community need assistance.
“I have always tried to help students be aware of others in their community and aware of the needs of others,” said Gingrich.
As incentive to bring donations, StuCo will provide the top two homeroom classes with a pizza party.
StuCo had its first food drive of the year in September when it donated about 500 items to Project Help. Those items included cereal, pasta, and baking goods.
“When we had the last drive in September, we asked for a lot of items, but soup wasn’t one of them,” Davis said. “It’s a way to use the excitement of the real Super Bowl to do a little bit of good in the world.”
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Comments
  1. Jackie says:

    I liked the article you wrote because of how you expressed the importance of bringing in cans of soup for Project Help. Also, I thought it was great that you said how the cans of soup can benefit families.

  2. Gisselle says:

    I think it’s an amazing thing to do because all the hunger. Layla this is a well written article. You expressed the importance of helping support the can food drive.

  3. Justin B. says:

    I like that our school is helping out the needy. I hope we can help some people who are forced to starve.

  4. Mr Moody says:

    Layla wrote this topic really well and having a Soup-er bowl drive is a great thing to have for the people that are poor

  5. Mr. LaPrise says:

    Project HELP is an amazing organization. Thank you to all who are helping.

  6. brandon says:

    well written article

  7. Jasmyne Jackson says:

    That is good that our school is taking the time to help out with an organization like that.

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