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National Honor Society at DHS plans scavenger hunt for charities

by Heidi Alder

Good grades are not the whole focus of Douglas High School’s National Honor Society Club.

Monthly service projects have become a larger part of the club this year and are now a requirement for seniors to graduate as a member of National Honor Society.

The group caroled in Winhaven and held a coat drive in December, but January’s project is potentially bigger.

Natalie Gardner, a senior at Douglas High, senior class secretary, and Danceline member, has organized a “service scavenger hunt” for NHS members to take part in.

Gardner has contacted charity groups, asking them about the kinds of items they need to perform their services.

These groups include Abortion Alternatives, Advocates to End Domestic Violence, Nevada Urban Indians Carson City Health Program, Valley Meadows Rehabilitation and Subacute Care Center, FISH and City of Refuge.

“The groups sounded really excited, and that’s why I hope we get a lot of items because I wouldn’t want to let them down,” Gardner said, “The members were enthusiastic as well, which was great.”

Items in demand consist of all baby supplies (diapers, formula, clothes up to size 3T, blankets, lotion, shampoo, furniture), maternity clothes, after-school snacks, socks, sweatsuits, entertainment (family videos, no R-rated) and canned food.

The club has divided into groups of two or three and will be visiting areas all over the Carson Valley in search of these items. The scavenging will continue until the second week in February.

“After all of the effort the members put forth, I hope that we get a lot of support,” Gardner said.

All items are greatly appreciated and those households that are not visited are welcome to drop supplies off at the front office of Douglas High School, Highway 88, Minden. For information, contact Gardner, 267-2606.

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