GHS Journal: Grafton High Helps Those In Need

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Jacqui Manning is a junior at Grafton High School.
Jacqui Manning is a junior at Grafton High School. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi (file photo)

GRAFTON, Mass. - As Grafton High School enters its winter season, numerous clubs and organizations in the school stepping up to help those in need.

Here is a list of charity events that have been going on at Grafton High:

Penny Wars Charity Drive

Throughout Homecoming Week, the National Honor Society ran the very successful Penny Wars fundraiser. The following is a list of charities selected by NHS members, and the amount being donated from the Penny Wars Fundraiser.

Worcester Food Bank - $240

Worcester Animal Rescue League - $310

American Red Cross - $320

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Association - $300

Charlie Papazian Fund - $245

Grafton Community Barn Garden - $180

No Stomach for Cancer Awareness - $370

Breast Cancer - $10

American Found. Suicide Prevention - $15 - $35

NHS events and charity work  - $600

Christmas Caroling

The Grafton High Student Council will be Christmas Caroling in local neighborhoods on Dec. 15 asking for donations for the Desai family, whose house burnt down two weeks ago. Student Council also raised up to $500 for the Desai family at the Thanksgiving Day Football game.

Sandy Claus

Members of the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) group at Grafton High School are sponsoring a fundraiser for those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy called Sandy Claus. Clothing and other items used on a daily basis are being collected until December 14th in the Grafton High School Commons area. Students will be on hand to collect items in the morning, or you may leave items in the main office. Arrangements can be made as well for a SADD member to pick up items. All donations will be given to the American Red Cross

Coat Drive

The Grafton High School Peer Leaders are sponsoring their annual coat drive. Coats can be any size, and donations are going to the Friendly House. If you would like to donate a coat, donation bins are located in the Grafton High School Commons Area.

Thank you to all of the clubs who are making a difference for those in need this winter.

GHS Journal is written by Grafton High School students. Jacqui Manning is a junior at Grafton High School.

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