Under the leadership of Globe High School senior Kaitlyn Gambler, the GHS Future Business Leaders of America/Digital Communications classes conducted a local donation drive during the months of February and March.
The students were able to collect backpacks, socks, snack and hygiene items to give to the local homeless.
Gambler helped coordinate the project as part of a scholarship project through dosomething.org. At the conclusion of the donation drive, she submitted a scholarship application that listed the items she was able to collect, along with photos.
Gambler stated, “I just really wanted to help out the people going through the struggle. Giving them a little more hope and happiness by doing this. Wanting to make lives easier for some that are really going through it. I know it’s not a lot but it is something, and I hope this inspires people to do something like I did. And just try to better the community in a positive way.”
Working in conjunction with the Homeless Coalition of Cobre Valley and the Central Arizona Shelter, the items will be distributed to the homeless in coming months.
To prepare for the drive, Gambler and FBLA adviser Sonia Yanez met with the Homeless Coalition to discuss the current needs of the homeless. Drop-off spots were Miami Town Hall and Hill Street Mall.
Enough hygiene items were collected to create 69 hygiene kits to men and women. The kits contain socks, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion and more.