Donation drive to support Samaritan Inn begins


Alyssa Murphy

Students and terachers raised over $1,000 for the Samaratin Inn. The 2B class that raised the most money will be awarded with a pizza party.

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Pulse and Student Council launched the school’s Annual Donation Drive in partnership with the McKinney Samaritan Inn on Friday during second period and advisory.

“It’s a great program for the families in Frisco,” counselor Andrea Douglas said. “Ms. [Staci] Stokes and I were fortunate enough to be able to drop off quite a bit of cards and money at the Inn last year and they were super thankful, they couldn’t get over how much that our school had actually collected for their for their building and for their program. It’s a huge, huge benefit for people who really need it.”

Students have until Dec. 20 to submit all cash and Walmart gift card donations to their 2B teacher.

“We’re collecting money instead of canned foods and stuff like that because through the money the Samaritan Inn residents can buy stuff that they actually need rather than getting cans they don’t want,” Pulse officer Christy Fong said. “I highly encourage students to get involved because actually some of the students here at school actually are living in the Samaritan Inn right now. I feel like that’s a way to help out the community and especially help out people that even go to our school.”

As an incentive to encourage donations, the three classrooms that collect the most money for the drive will win a pizza party.

“The purpose of the drive is obviously to support people in need, but we also want high school students to learn how to give back to their community,” Douglas said.  “We hope that we’re setting that example for them. Students can certainly contact the Pulse group if they would like to be a more hands on participant in the donation drive.”