Huntington High School’s Interact club chapter is gearing up for a new project. The group is in the process of planning a “care kit” drive for those in need this winter. Kits would be established in all eight buildings in the district.
This year’s Interact Club executive board includes Bella DiBenedetto (president), Bella Algieri (vice president), Alexa Amorison (secretary) and Alexandra Kustera (treasurer). Linda Costello-Roth is the faculty advisor.
“In Interact, we work with the Rotary Club of Huntington in hopes to better our community,” stated executive board members in a flyer announcing the new initiative. “To achieve this we participate in food drives as well as working with our primary schools to teach younger students about being good leaders. We are about to head up a drive to help those experiencing homelessness. This drive will also include an opportunity for participation by other high school clubs and organizations, including Young Leaders.”
The drive is planned for February. “We are hoping to get all of the district schools involved,” the officers said. “Each school would be assigned one item like socks, tissues, toothpaste, etc. to collect. Then we will collect and make the care kits using these items. We greatly appreciate everyone’s help in reaching our goal.”
A Rotary International program for teenagers, Interact strives to carry out hands-on projects and offers members a chance to make international connections, develop leadership skills and have fun while making a positive difference in the world.
The Huntington club is open to any student in the building. There are nearly 20,400 Interact chapters comprised of about 470,000 members in 159 countries. Supported by the local Rotary Club, the high school chapter’s goal is to carry out at least two service projects a year, one local and the other aiding an international organization providing assistance to those in need.
Huntington’s Interact Club intends to keep collaborating with the elementary youngsters. “There are several activities planned for the students to get together over the next few months,” Ms. Costello-Roth said.
Contact Ms. Costello-Roth (email@example.com) for more information about the Huntington High School Interact Club chapter.