By Dominique Tyus
Interact Club is currently running a Protein Drive to raise food for the Hospitality House in Walled Lake.
“During this time of the year, the Hospitality House tends to be overstocked in vegetables and other canned foods,” said club president Jessica Peck. “But they are short on foods that are protein rich.”
To donate students must bring in any protein they have from their home and put in the boxes place by the front doors of the school. “Some protein rich foods that can be donated include: peanut butter and canned meats and fish,” explained Peck.
In addition to the protein drive, throughout the year, Interact chooses a specific international charity to donate to through various fundraisers. The charity they are sponsoring this year is called Buck Hunger, which aims to raise money to operate a shelter for children in Cambodia’s capital city, located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
They plan on fundraising throughout April by putting teachers against each other in a coin war to determine the “best teacher” and raise money for the charity at the same time. They will also be offering other various volunteer opportunities, such as the Rotary Club carnival in May. More details will be announced as the date nears.
Interact is a service club for Central students interested in helping the community and developing an international understanding for the economy. Peck, the club’s president, is supported by English teacher Shanell Eastman and History teacher Paula Samal, who are the club sponsors.
Interact is sponsored by the Lakes Area Rotary Club, which provides Interact with support and opportunities to provide their service. The Rotary Club is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.