A few weeks ago, Fairmont Prep students experienced Club Rush and joined groups that appealed to them. If you're into art, there's Encore for the Arts, musical people can join The Sound of Music, and for the hungry, there's Food Appreciation Team, or FAT Club. There are also numerous community service clubs, such as Key Club, Kids to Kids, or Red Cross.
One club that stood out amongst the rest was Fairmont Prep UNICEF. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children's Fund, is a humanitarian club that fundraises and raises awareness for children and mothers in developing countries. During Club Rush, this club had over 100 sign-ups, a record number for a Fairmont Prep club.
Every project that UNICEF participates in supports a different social issue, whether it be disaster relief, human trafficking, education, or health supplies (vaccines, antiretroviral or HIV medications).
UNICEF also participates in several fundraisers during the school year, such as the famous “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF”. Prior to Halloween, UNICEF members set up donation boxes in classrooms where students are invited to make donations to be sent to UNICEF. UNICEF members also help this project by going trick-or-treating Halloween night, asking for donations in lieu of candy. These donations will be sent to UNICEF to support the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis.
Another upcoming project is the Tap Project – keep an eye out for this one, Huskies!
So, if UNICEF sounds fun to you, contact either Katie McAllister or Anjalie Gulati, or stop by Room 18 to ask Mrs. Leslie for information about how to join!
-Contributed by Annie G.