Carlmont cares: leadership’s clothes drive

Mateen Nozzari, ScotCenter Segment Editor

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Carlmont’s leadership class has organized a clothes drive in an attempt to aid anti-human trafficking organizations.

As a part of their campaign, leadership has placed decorative and flashy bins all around the campus in hopes of enticing students to particpate in the clothes drive and donate their gently used clothes.

Decorative banners, posters, and bins are placed around campus by Carlmont's third period leadership class in an attempt to encourage donation of gently used clothes that will go to anti-trafficking organizations.

Decorative banners, posters, and bins are placed around campus by Carlmont’s third period leadership class in an attempt to encourage donation of gently used clothes that will go to anti-trafficking organizations.

The leadership class has been working on this project for over two weeks creating fun posters, banners, and videos.

“We’ll be collecting all the clothes on Jan 31., and we hope to really impact the lives of these victims,” said sophomore and leadership member Natalie Stainton.

Despite the large amount of students at Carlmont, appealing to such a large crowd has been proven on numerous occasions inefficient and a waste of time and effort.

“Publicizing can only go so far. That’s why we decided to involve the great deal of clubs at Carlmont to have as much participation as possible,” sophomore Marion Demailly said.

By collecting and donating the most amount of clothes, the respective club will win $100 in funds to support and sponsor their club.

To make matters even better, leadership students themselves are also participating in the clothes drive as well in hopes of encouraging their fellow classmates to donate.

“Another large part of the clothes drive is to show students how truly easy it is to help others and be a part of a helping community,” said sophomore Sabrina Liu.

The clothes drive brings out not only the kindness but also awareness of many students at Carlmont as well.

Unfortunately for the hardworking class, the drive “hasn’t really had any good results,” Liu said. In turn however, Liu stays patient and said that “the participation will pick up sometime next week” as “groups will need money for heritage fair.”

Day after day, the leadership class has been working very hard to advertize and spread the word about their clothes drive.

“Each of [the leadership class memebers] have posted a link to our informational video and a status about the drive consecutively each day for a week now,” head project coordinator and sophomore Sage Shamsai said.

On Jan. 31, the clothes will be delivered from Carlmont High School to the Bay Area Women Against Rape organization located at  470 27th St. in Oakland, Calif.

Shamsai and her leadership classmates remain patient and hopeful to not only see their project be sucessful, but also to do something to improve the atmostphere and community at Carlmont.

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