Oak Ridge High School hosts a week-long donation drive to benefit the students and the community surrounding Oak Ridge Elementary School in Sacramento. This elementary school is in the heart of the neighborhood of Oak Park.
This is the second year of the Be Change program — ORHS to OR program. The advanced leadership class developed a connection with former ORHS alum and El Dorado Hills resident Jason Harper and his lifelong passion to” being a cause greater than oneself.” This became the motivating factor to develop this commitment to benefit Oak Ridge Elementary. Last year was hugely successful; the students collected a large amount of monetary donations, canned food and clothing.
This year the planned activities are:
Monday, Dec. 5: Navy blue Be Change T-shirts and long sleeve shirts will be on sale all this week. The cost is $10 for short sleeve and $12 for long sleeve. A picture of everyone with their Be Change shirt will be taken at 10:20 in the large gym on Friday, Dec. 9.
Tuesday, Dec. 6: This is school supplies day. Pencils, pink rectangular erasers, hand sanitizer and individual package of Kleenex will be collected with a school supplies pouch. Donations will be accepted during second-period classes or in the leadership room all day.
Wednesday, Dec. 7: Be Change-Bring your Change today. Money, coins and paper, will be collected by the leadership students throughout Nutrition Break and Lunch. This money will be used for needed supplies at the school as well as the holiday party being planned for the elementary school.
Thursday, Dec. 8: Canned food drive. Once again the second-period classes will be competing against one another to collect the most canned food items. The class with the most donations after Tuesday and Thursday will be provided a free pizza lunch.
Friday, Dec. 9: Warm and Fuzzy Friday — collection of slippers, socks, gloves, scarves, hats, pajamas and gently used clothing for all ages will be the thrust of this day. Donations from students and the community at large may be dropped off on Friday in the leadership room.
Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11: ASB students will be in front of Raley’s, Safeway and Nugget to collect canned food and warm clothing from the community.
Note: The student store at Oak Ridge High School will be open for holiday shopping on two evenings. Sweatshirts, pants, hats, decals, lanyards and shirts will be on sale from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, and Monday, Dec. 12. The student store will not be open during the school day due to finals.
For more information on these planned events and how one may assist ORHS call Marcia Moya at (916) 933-6980, ext. 3046.