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NHS to Host Canned Food/Toiletry Drive

The Bellmont High School National Honor Society prepares to host a Canned Food & Toiletry Collection Drive to serve veteran, elderly and community members of Adams County. The Canned Food & Toiletry Drive will be held November 6-November 13.

“We are preparing for a campus-wide collection effort to take place at Bellmont,” shared Leah Thompson, communications manager for North Adams Community Schools. “All students in grades PK-12 are invited to participate in an effort to serve others in the community and learn about the importance of caring for our community!”

All donations will be used to supply area food banks in Adams County, Golden Meadows Assisted Living Home, Woodcrest Assisted Living Home and the Shepherds House for homeless veterans.

“To ensure we have a diverse collection of items that are in need, each grade level has been assigned a specific item to donate,” stated Michelle Houser, NHS advisor at Bellmont High School.

The following items are being collected:

PreK and K    Toothpaste / Toothbrushes / Dental Floss

1st                   Deodorant / Antiperspirant

2nd                  Soap or Body Wash

3rd                   Lotion / chapsticks / fingernail clippers / toenail clippers

4th                   Shampoo / Conditioner

5th                   BandAids or first aid items such as anti-bacterial creams, etc…

6th                   Cereal / Hot cereal

7th                   Peanut Butter / Jelly / Jam

8th                   Mac & Cheese / Pasta / Noodles / Canned Pasta

9th – 12th       Non-perishable food items including cereal and coffee

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our parents and community to partner with our schools to show students the importance of caring for and helping our veterans, elderly and community members,” added Houser. “We are excited for this opportunity to serve our community in a powerful and meaningful way.”

The students of the National Honor Society invite members of the community to help spread the word about this collection effort.