Over the coming weeks, Upper School students are collecting items and/or donations to benefit Intown Collaborative Ministries, Open Hand Atlanta, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Project Dignity. Read on for details.
Intown Collaborative Ministries: Do you have a coat, hat, scarf, gloves/mittens or wool socks sitting in your closet? Freshman Avi Narula is collecting cold-weather gear for the community served by the Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry. Due to the pandemic, four times as many people are seeking services through the organization, and there is a great need for new or clean/lightly used adult cold-weather gear. Place donations in the collection box located at the second-floor Upper School entrance now through Feb. 1. Students will receive one community engagement hour for each item donated (up to five hours).
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Juniors Carly Appel and Courtney Kahn and sophomore Barri Seitz have been nominated to participate in the 2021 Students of the Year campaign in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Each has a personal connection to LLS’s work and hopes to be part of the generation that ends cancer. Appel, Kahn and Seitz are leading Secure the Cure 2.0, a Pace team, in a seven-week fundraising campaign that hopes to raise $250,000 for LLS. They are asking the Pace community to support their efforts by donating to their campaign.
Open Hand Atlanta: Junior Alexandra Litvak and freshman Alice Gash are kicking off the year by hosting a canned food drive in support of Open Hand Atlanta. With increased demand to provide meals across the city, Open Hand continues to rely on donations to prepare and distribute much-needed meals to those facing food insecurity. Donate cans Jan. 19-31 in the collection bin located at the second-floor Upper School entrance. Students donating at least five cans will receive a community engagement hour.
Project Dignity: Junior Rebecca Kann is hosting a drive to support the Strong Women Fellowship’s Project Dignity, which combats period poverty in public high schools and refugee communities across Atlanta. One in five teens struggles to afford menstrual products, and donations can make a difference in supporting teens’ developmental needs. Donate boxes (40+) of tampons and pads throughout the month of January in the collection bin at the second-floor Upper School entrance.