PARKLAND, FL- Westglades Middle School's Harvest Drive Collection for 2019 ends this Friday, November 8. The drive, which began on October 21, is an annual school-wide community support event that helps families in need from Broward County. Westglades students are encouraged to bring items to school in support of the drive.
A number of students helped to organize the Westglades Harvest Drive Club under the direction of Ms. McGuire, and the impact is positive for everyone involved.
"I joined Harvest Drive because it makes me feel good to know that I helped a family in need." -Olivia
"It feels good to help people." - Lilla
"I like helping people." -Sophia
"Just to help out people and you get to donate to people so they have a happy holiday." -Melanie
"(I like) to help people in need." -Abigail
"I like making people's lives better." -Vincent
"Everyone deserves to have a good holiday." -Katie
"Because it's good to help people who really need it." -Liam
"Because it's something that's actually helping." -Lilliana
"I think it will help people." -Alessia
"(It feels good) to help families that don't have enough food." -Lea
Harvest Drive's mission is to promote the concept of philanthropy to Broward County Public Schools students by providing an opportunity for them to give directly back to their community in an essential and meaningful way. Students, working in conjunction with community partners, provide food and other necessities including gently worn clothing and gently used household items to Broward County schools’ families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday and throughout the year. The Harvest Drive strives to educate students on the issue of hunger in our community and empower them to take leadership roles in lessening hunger’s devastating impact.