Jenks East Intermediate students seek help in gathering clothes to donate to Jenks Carepoint

Jenks East Intermediate students seek help in gathering clothes to donate to Jenks Carepoint

Students have divided into “houses” in Laura Hightower’s sixth-grade class at Jenks East Intermediate.

Each of the “houses” was assigned to come up with a community service project that best resembles their “house” name.

One of the “houses” is named “Pathos”, which means passion. The “Pathos” group is made up of nine Jenks East Intermediate sixth-grade students in Hightower’s class. “Pathos” came up with the idea to collect gently used clothes to give to Jenks Carepoint, which is an organization that serves the Jenks community with clothes and other items people might need.

Students in “Pathos” decided they wanted to get the word out to more people than just their school to help donate clothes for those in need.

“We thought it would be awesome for them to think about others and try to make it a positive thing because there are a lot of people who are down right now,” Hightower said. “This house has run with the idea. It is very impressive.”

The nine students in the “Pathos” house are Gunnar Goll, Graham Pinnell, Abby Reid, Esther Ayodele, Marie Catterson, Trey Williams, Tiffany Atkins, Chanda Kuzmarov and Dylan Rackley.

“It gives back to the community so much,” Marie Catterson said. “What better way to show passion than to give our clothes to someone who needs them. We wanted to give back through Jenks Carepoint because they are local, and they give back to the Jenks community. We are going to collect as much as we can because winter is coming, and they probably need a lot of coats and jackets.”

Gunnar Goll said to him, passion means to commit to something.

“In my mind, I thought, ‘it is so close to Christmas, we could help kids get some things for Christmas and donate clothes to them,’” Gunnar said.

Abby Reid said some people don’t have enough clothes, and this is their chance to help them out.

“Passion means you really enjoy doing something and you have a lot of support,” Abby said.

Chanda Kuzmarov said to her, passion means caring a lot about something.

“It’s good to give back,” Chanda said. “Especially for the kids, who don’t have many clothes.”

Both Graham Pinnell and Esther Ayodele said they were happy to give back to the community.

“I think it really helps out the community,” Graham said.

“It is something that helps the Jenks community,” Esther said.

The class plans on taking donations of clothes for several weeks. To drop off clothes for the Jenks East Intermediate sixth-grade class to take to Jenks Carepoint, you can drop them clothes in a box outside of the front door at the school.

You may also contact Jenks Public Schools or Jenks East Intermediate with any further questions about to help out Hightower’s class.

This group of students in Laura Hightower’s sixth-grade class at Jenks East Intermediate is looking for help gathering clothes for their community service project to donate clothes to the Jenks Carepoint. Back row from left: Gunnar Goll, Graham Pinnell, Abby Reid, Esther Ayodele, Marie Catterson and Trey Williams. Front row from left: Tiffany Atkins, Chanda Kuzmarov and Dylan Rackley. Photo/Courtesy

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