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COOL club to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children

Hannah Gonzalez
The Charity Out of Love (COOL) Club is partnering up with Feed My Starving Children to help package food for children in need. The project is focused on serving the community at a time when many are struggling.

On Friday, Oct. 2, the Charity Out of Love (COOL) Club will go to Richardson to help package food for kids in need through Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).

“[FMSC is] a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide,” junior COOL Club co-president Julia Thomas said. “FMSC meals are hand-packed by volunteers and sent to a network of partner organizations that distribute them to those in need. We will be helping FMSC staff package these meals.” 

With COVID-19, the COOL Club has found ways to serve the community outside of school.

“Originally we wanted to do a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but because most of us are doing virtual school, we thought it would be harder for us to go to school and fundraise,” junior COOL Club co-president Salena Jacobs said. “We then thought that a better option would be to find a service project within our community. FMSC stood out because it was a safe option, and most of us were already familiar with the organization.” 

While there, the club will still take all of the necessary safety precautions against COVID-19.

“To ensure that this project is done safely according to COVID protocols, we are requiring everyone to comply with FMSC’s rules, and keep your nose and mouth covered with a mask at all times,” Jacobs said.

The project will be a way to serve the community at a time when many are struggling.

“Feed My Starving Children is a great opportunity to get the club together,” junior COOL Club co-president Purnima Yalavarty said. “It is a way to eliminate malnutrition and starvation in children throughout the world. The organization has a great environment for big groups to get involved and help create change.”

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Freshman Alissa Chang is excited to join The Red Ledger as a staff writer. After joining journalism on a whim in seventh grade, Alissa was surprised by how much she enjoyed the class. In addition to journalism, Alissa loves all things music. She listens to a variety of music genres, some of her favorite artists include the Beach Boys, Ariana Grande and BLACKPINK. Alissa mainly plays the violin but is constantly trying to learn new instruments too, such as the ukulele, piano and guitar. While creative thinking is Alissa’s forte, she also prides herself on being only one of two freshmen taking pre-calculus this year. Outside of school, Alissa can be found playing with her golden lab retriever, Ava, taking care of her new chickens or hanging out with her friends over a large jasmine milk tea with boba, half sugar and light ice.
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Mama Mia, here we go again. As she takes her last ride in the TRL classroom, Hannah Gonzalez is ready to end this year with a bang. Gonzalez serves as a Co-Graphics editor for the third year in a row and this is her fourth year on staff. When she’s not making killer graphics, you can most likely find Gonzalez on the volleyball court, at FCA meetings, in school or going for a joy ride in the Jeep that she named “Beep.” Although TRL is life, Gonzalez also enjoys going for late-night ice cream runs, watching early morning sunrises, going to church every Sunday morning and going on an occasional lake trip. To add to her list of accomplishments, Gonzalez has won three state championships and is looking for a fourth. With her happy planner by her side, Gonzalez is looking forward to kicking procrastination to the curb as she conquers her final year as a high school student. 

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    Beverly ZetscheJan 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Well done Alyssa. I miss you in my class.