DHHS Interact Hosts February ‘Food For Thought’ Drive

The Daniel Hand High School Interact Club has a series of big fundraisers and drives lined up this spring. Interact members encourage all students, staff, and parents to participate in one of these upcoming events.

From now until February 26, the Interact Club is sponsoring the February Food For Thought drive. The club is looking for donations of peanut butter, cereal, and canned soups for the Madison and Shoreline East food pantries. Interact President Madison Rotermund said donations can be dropped off in a bin by the main office. The goal for the drive is 500 pounds of food. 

“Our last food drive in November was 460 pounds I think and we are trying for more,” she said. “It would be great if parents got involved too and brought something when they drop kids off.”

Right after the drive ends, on February 28 the club, in partnership with Smiles for Smilow, is sponsoring Grey and Gold Day to help bring awareness to childhood and brain cancer. Students are asked to wear grey and gold and bring a dollar or more to donate. All proceeds will go to cancer research.  

In March, the club is running the second annual Say Yes to the Dress campaign at DHHS. Interact is collecting gently used prom dresses and other prom items that will be donated to Project Hope in New Haven. Items can be dropped off in the LMC March 2-31 from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  

“It’s for people who can’t afford dresses so they can come and take what they would like for free,” said Rotermund. “We did it last year and we got around 20 dresses.”

Interact has roughly 25-30 student members and Rotermund said everyone helps out with each project. She encouraged more students to get involved.

“The main focus of the club is service above self so for any kids who want to help out in their community or get more involved with things her at school, they should definitely join because this is super impactful,” she said.

The club meets every other Wednesday after school in Mrs. La Vista’s room.  

Students in the Interact Club at DHHS wrapping gifts
Daniel Hand High School Interact Club members wrapping  gifts
DHHS Interact Club members creating posters for Say Yes to the Dress
DHHS Interact Club members wrapping gifts