The beat of Lemont High School

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The beat of Lemont High School

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The beat of Lemont High School

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Hope & Friendship Foundation funds a safe space for our peers with an open charity drive.

During the electrifying homecoming season, supporting charities spreads community spirit to its yearly peak. This year, the student council’s charity pick is the Hope and Friendship foundation, a non-profit organization that strives to spread awareness of and assist our less fortunate local friends.

“They [do] so much for [our] students. They give a big scholarship at the end of the year to our seniors,” Angela Duensing, one of the sponsors of the student council, said.

With a district brimming with compassionate students, it is no surprise that homecoming week brings in a lot of donations. Homecoming provides an opportunity for organizations to get their cause recognized. But this begs the question: how can you support the Hope and Friendship foundation during this homecoming season?

During any lunch period, students can bring cash to donate to the foundation. Another option is RevTrak, an online payment site that is a “trusted partner” of our school as stated on the school’s student fee directory. Parents are encouraged to donate any sum of money in their kids’ names, since every year parents have proven to be the biggest supporters of our school, raising hundreds of dollars for select charities. 

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“Every year, we take a look at what’s important… it just depends [on] what’s the need of Lemont at the time,” Duensing said.

Every year, the Hope and Friendship Foundation works heartily to lend a helping hand and provide where Lemont is in need. Even though we have never given back to them before till now, they have always taken the initiative to aid local students whose families often struggle to afford basic necessities. So during this month, consider contributing a few dollars at the open donation table in the cafeteria, and share how to support people in need through this awesome charity with others.

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Cooper Kaczmarczyk is a senior heading into his first year of Journalism. Having never worked with Tom-Tom before, he looks forward to working with his team and creating captivating articles. Cooper is a quiet, quick learner who writes in his freetime to spread mental health awareness. He also enjoys hopping on games with his friends after school, annoying his feline friend and drawing unconventionally attractive cartoons to his heart's content. He hopes to make new friends and attend community college in search for his future career path.
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