As the winter season descends upon us, it’s easy to bring ourselves into the festive lifestyle: bundling up in cozy clothes, drinking hot chocolate, and spending hours upon hours watching holiday films. It’s not hard to get caught up in the goodness that comes around as the temperatures drop and spirits lift.
However, what many seem to forget is those who don’t have as much as we do. The holidays, which are seen as a time of joy and jubilation, are seen through a different lens in the eyes of those who have close to nothing.
Many identify the last few months of the year as the season of giving. Here at Pacifica, we take that saying to heart. One of the various ways in which we’re giving this year is the well-known hygiene drive, introduced to the school by our very own Peer Resource club. The drive’s donations will be dispersed amongst Ventura County’s homeless youth throughout the holiday season.
The drive will consist of newly donated sanitation items, such as toothpaste, lotion, female products, q-tips, and first aid kits. The items, however, must be travel-sized, so that there will be greater opportunity for more items when given to the less fortunate.
The donation dispensation has been going on at Pacifica for only a few weeks, and already classrooms are already filling their distribution boxes to the brim, with some classrooms needing a secondary box to put the rest of their donations in. Many teachers and students are proud of the results they’ve achieved this quickly, especially since the announcement for the drive wasn’t that long ago. Everyone around the school is happy that they can contribute that will result in something good for the better of the community.
Donations will be accepted all throughout the week before we head off on break. If you can, donate; if you can’t, be sure to tell others about the drive, so that they can help as well.