This fall, the Colonial Middle School (CMS) Student Council hosted a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the Colonial Neighborhood Council (CNC) in Conshohocken.
Even with fewer middle schoolers going to school in person, the club was still able to collect and deliver two carloads of non-perishable food items for the CNC.
While supporting local organizations like the CNC aligns with the student council's philanthropy mission to help and support others in need, this year's student council president believes it has an added benefit during this unconventional school year.
"I like to help, because it makes me and others happy. Public service is also a way to strengthen relationships within the community. During this pandemic, our sense of community has really suffered," said CMS eighth grader Rosalie Montemayor. "I ran for Student Council president to help find a solution, both so that I can feel more connected and so I can help others feel more connected, too."
While the community is still working through their Thanksgiving leftovers, the CMS Student Council has already started two new initiatives: collecting recipes for a District-wide cookbook and a warm clothing drive to benefit the Face to Face organization in Germantown.