FCA adviser, Robert DiPofi, said he is content to know that students are willing to give up things so that other families don’t need to worry about basic needs.
Community members are welcome to come enjoy the holiday decorations and baked goods and beverages provided while they drop off their donations. Some of the donations from the G.E.T. M.A.D. drive, including gently used and new toys and monetary donations, will be distributed to Holiday Angels Loving Others (HALO) families. The homeroom classes, clubs and other organizations adopt these less fortunate families each year. The generous students in these groups provide the families with gifts such as donated toys and gift cards. Project Love members will be handcrafting tie blankets for the families as well.
Senior Dani Zapp said, “It’s very important. I love seeing my school give back to those in need. Project Love is a great organization, and I hope that it is around for a long time.”
Project Love recently made another exciting announcement for the students. This year the entire sophomore class will have the opportunity to participate in Project Love training. Students will attend a seminar during the school day and be broken into groups to learn about bullying. Each group will be headed by Project Love group leaders, juniors and seniors nominated by the staff for their outstanding leadership abilities and character. Group leaders were trained in November and will share what they have learned with the underclassmen. Once the training is complete, three-fourths of Geneva’s student body will have been trained.
“We hope it will have an impact on the decisions and choices students make every day,” said Mrs. George.
Project Love has expressed its desire to branch out further into the community and other schools in Geneva. Mrs. George said, “We are always looking to help out with any need in the community.”