Student Council Makes Charitable Impact in Community

The Johnstown High School Student Council has put the finishing touches on their fall/winter charity event. Using funds raised from Dress Down Days, a bake sale, and the Homecoming Dance, the club of approximately 75 students was able to allocate funds to two charitable donations.

council members pose at two tables piled high with wrapped packages

Student Council members wrap holiday gifts for local families

First, the council members decided at the beginning of the school year that they would like to give back to their community directly this holiday season. Partnering with the local Catholic Charities organization, Student Council “adopted” a family for the holiday season. A group of Student Council members went shopping for this family on Sunday, December 11th, using the money they raised. They then wrapped the presents as well.

council officers stand next to vehicle with trunk open to show donated items

Student Council Co-President Brandon Mraz and Vice Presidents Derek Lee and Riley Hall drop off donations to the James Brennan Humane Society.

On Monday, December 19th, student council Co-President Brandon Mraz along with Vice Presidents Derek Lee and Riley Hall, dropped the presents off to Catholic Charities. These officers described the experience as “fulfilling” and “rewarding,” and were happy that they were able to help a local family in need during the holiday season.

Additionally, the Student Council also purchased items for the local James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society. With a cart full of pet food, litter, toys, and cleaning products, these donations will help the local animal shelter through the lean winter months.

The Student Council greatly appreciates the continued district and community support, and are planning a similar spring fundraiser to continue this new tradition of community involvement!

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