BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School's Interact Club participated in the annual Berkeley Heights Clean-Up Day on Saturday, September 22, with a great turnout of 30 members.
This early show of support by students who volunteered to come out on a Saturday morning was a terrific way to start the new year and demonstrates the club's commitment to community service.
Interact receives $10.00 for each student who participates in the clean-up event. This year, the club raised $300.00, which will be donated to Homes of Hope, an organization that is dedicated to helping provide a better life for the people of San Pablo, Ecuador. The Interact club has sponsored a child in this community for the past nine years.
Overall, the students had fun and a great time serving the community and spending time with friends on this perfect weather day. Sophomore Victoria Mauri said, “My friends and I were able to collect three bags full of trash. We had a great time going around and cleaning up the mess left by the people of our town.”
This first event is a wonderful way for students to make new friends and connect with old friends they may not have seen since the end of the school year. The club welcomed many new freshman students who were eager to participate, which is an awesome way to become involved in community service early on. Interact looks forward to a terrific year and has several planned in the upcoming months. New students are always welcome.
The Interact Club at Governor Livingston is affiliated with the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights. Interact currently has over 100 members who participate in a number of local, national and international community service activities and fund raising events throughout the year.