Council CornerKindness and selflessness can take on many different forms here at Rutgers Prep, and one of the most notable forms is our dedication to community service. School Council has made it their goal to provide students ways to get involved and help those in need. Every year, council bridges a gap between the students and the outside community in their most famous event, the annual Can Drive to benefit the Franklin Food Bank. School Council encouraged students to participate by bringing at least ten non-perishable goods are due to students’ advisories by Thursday, November 17th. In return, students who donated will receive a dress down day to thank them for their generous donation. In order to make donating more accessible to those students who are unable to go to the store to buy the cans themselves, School Council allowed some students to instead contribute $10, which council members will put towards purchasing more food items. This new method of donating has allowed a select few participate in the fundraiser despite any of their family circumstances. Council has made it their goal to reach a total donation of 3,000 pounds of food, with all proceeds going to families who cannot afford food this holiday season. The Franklin Food Bank depends on our annual donation, which means that we as a community must commit ourselves to reaching this goal. During this time of year, School Council urges students to focus on the needs of others and to remember that every family deserves a happy holiday. Coming from our place of privilege, it is important to remember there are people who are less fortunate than we are. School Council believes that there is no better way to get involved in our community than providing families with delicious home-cooked meals.
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