Webster Groves students collect items for people in need

Serenity Barron
Staff Writer

Money and clothing was brought in by a group of 15 students for the less fortunate during the holidays.

The students under the guidance of Coach Chad Weston brought in money and clothes from home and encouraged friends to bring in garments and money as well.

“We wanted to give back because we are real fortunate,” said Jason Meehan, senior, started this project by talking with Coach Weston about wanting to something that gives back to the community.  

Weston and Meehan “started this one group, and friends just started saying they wanted to be involved,” making the group grow to their ultimate 15 people, said Weston.

This group could then collect its “goal of $300 by having the students bring in $5 dollars themselves, and getting their friends to donate,” said Weston.

“I was trying to teach them how to do work through their network to raise money for a good cause,” said Weston. In addition to raising the $300 for the Webster family that had three children, the students collected clothes for Rockhill Ministry.

“We filled about eight large trash bags full of clothes and four large boxes of food,” said Weston. The students who were involved are all looking to do another service project, for they truly got a lot out of it, Weston said.

“It’s a good thing to do, and it’s not just about service hours…it’s good to help people out,” said Meehan.

“Hopefully it is something we can continue to do,” said Weston, because he wants to keep doing service projects with the students he worked with and other students of the school who want to be involved. The students who contributed were Aaron Mills, Sean Gaither, Tavion Griggs-Sanders, Jeff Stoll, Reece Cohen, Jason Mehan, Zack Dixson, Kevin Killeen, Josh Davis, Cleavland Marshall, Charles Suber, Dainel Camper, and Qwantae Sandards.

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