MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Because there are many people around the world who do not have access to clean drinking water, members of Mahopac High School’s Create the Change Club decided to do something about it. 

“We discovered a charity called Charity: Water, which is a non-profit organization that provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries by building water wells,” said Create the Change Club President Tiko Kapanadze.

During the holidays, the group sold crystal necklaces, lanyards, and fuzzy socks at the high school to help raise money for the charity.

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“And we sold carnations for Valentine’s Day gifts,” to raise money as well, Kapanadze said.

When members went to Stop and Shop in Somers to purchase flowers to sell to students and staff for Valentine’s Day, “the manager learned about our cause and very generously donated the flowers to the club,” said Kapanadze.

All profits raised from the sales will be donated to Charity: Water.