Grateful for Project Concern


Emma Caudill, Website Writer

With Thanksgiving is around the corner, there is no better time for appreciation and giving. Thanks to the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on campus this week, families who may not be fortunate enough can have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. All week, students have been bringing in canned goods and turkeys to their second period class to be donated to families of TOHS students in need.

On Thursday, the last day of the fundraiser, students in Project Concern collected the canned goods and turkeys that were brought into the second period classes and sorted them out in the cafeteria. The students counted and sorted the food and prepared bags to be delivered to the TOHS students. Project Concern also donates some of the collected food to Manna.

Whether you realize it or not, many students on campus cannot afford to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner. This program also ensures that students who receive food can remain anonymous .

  “If they don’t really want to talk about it, they will tell a teacher or an adult they trust at the school and the teachers will tell Mrs. Moore.” said Emily Tacen, an active member in Project Concern.

It is easy for students to have their name collected for the food drive, they just have to talk to an adult about their situation and also have the option to receive gifts during the holiday season. The students create a list of things they need and Project Concern hosts a few fundraisers to help raise money.

Project Concern does a school supply fundraiser at the beginning of the school year, the Thanksgiving fundraiser, and a Prom fundraiser in the spring. Each fundraiser, Project Concern benefits students that go to TOHS, so help a classmate out and be sure to get involved!

Cover Photo // Salvation Army