Lincoln F.I.T & GO Hold Drive for Glen-Ed Pantry

Lincoln F.I.T (Friends in Touch) and G.O. (8th grade leadership group) more than collected just a few items to benefit the Glen-Ed Pantry. Their largest collection to date totaled over 85 boxes of items with the food donations weighing in at 1,624 pounds, while more than 1,500 toys were collected. In addition, students raised more than $1,200 to shop for a family they “adopted” for Christmas and collected $400 in gift cards.

According to F.I.T/GO leader and Lincoln Prevention Counselor Mark Tschudy, nearly 75 student leaders helped organize the school-wide event with each of these students being responsible for activity period classrooms. They went into classrooms each morning with student-led incentives and activities to encourage their classmates to donate, which included candy, donuts, popcorn parties, dressing up in costumes and even pies in the face for reaching goals.

The students wrapped 85 different boxes to collect the donations, which were provided to each activity period. The students also used their creativity and marketing skills to create posters and a couple of promotional videos to drum up excitement and awareness.

All donations were delivered to Glen-Ed Pantry earlier this week to benefit District #7 families in need. (Fun fact: it took two school buses to deliver the items – one for all the donations and one for the students).