Where We’ve Been: Past Student Council Endeavors


Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA)

Student Council hosts an annual Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser every October at WHS. Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas to school in exchange for a suggested donation of $1. For a $1 donation, students receive a pink breast cancer ribbon, hand made by Student Council members, to wear in solidarity.

In the last three years of hosting this event, we have raised over $2,000 for breast cancer and have matched this figure with money from our own funds. All money raised goes directly to the Lahey Breast Care Center in Woburn, MA.

We choose to donate to the Lahey Breast Care Center because we know that our donation will be used responsibly where it is most needed and that it will make a difference in our local community. This December, we visited the Breast Care Center to deliver our donation as well as tour the facility with doctors and other staff who enthusiastically showed us how our donation would be dedicated to special projects.



Greater Boston Food Bank: Giving Back to Our Community

This year, we have decided to donate $1,000 from our personal funds to the Greater Boston Food Bank. The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England. The organization works with volunteers to distribute food to those in need. Last year alone, the Greater Boston Food Bank donated 60.7 million pounds of food to those who might not know when they will get their next meal. We wanted to donate money to a local organization so we could feel the impact of our money more and the Greater Boston Food Bank seemed like the perfect choice!

Valentine’s Day Carnations

This February, Student Council sold a record number of over 500 carnations! Parents and students were able to buy flowers for their friends and write them a note to be delivered on Valentine’s Day. The money raised was put into our student council account to be used in the donations shown below.

Donations

As a group of engaged and mindful young adults, we are committed to making an impact on our community and beyond in the form of multiple charitable donations each year. Through fundraising and publicity events such as the WHS Spirit Fair, the Sachems Holiday Marketplace, our famous half-day Cookie Walks, Night of the Arts, Valentines Day Carnations, and more, we work to raise money in the name of our organization. Then, after researching different organizations, we collectively vote where to donate. In the past, we have made the following contributions:

2019:

The Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center

Winchester Gives Back

The Greater Boston Food Bank


2018:

Americans for Hurricane Harvey

The Susan G. Komen Foundation

Winchester Gives Back

The Neely House at Tufts University

Kiva.org

2017:

Woburn Council of Social Concern

The Susan G. Komen Foundation

Kiva.org

Homes for Troops Organization

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