The Interact Club at Gig Harbor High School has been actively engaged in spreading holiday cheer and support throughout the community. In a series of impactful initiatives, the club has demonstrated its commitment to service and philanthropy.
On November 22nd, thirty dedicated Interact Club members played a crucial role in the success of the 30th annual Basket Brigade. Collaborating with the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor, the students organized and loaded over 400 boxes of food and turkeys destined for families in Gig Harbor, the Key Peninsula, and parts of Tacoma. The event marked another triumphant year for this cherished service project initiated by David Cathers.
Thanksgiving morning witnessed the participation of twenty-three Interact Club members in the 21st annual Turkey Trot. In support of the “Family Fun Run,” students collected canned food for the FISH Food Bank and Food Backpack4Kids, demonstrating their commitment to giving back to the community.
Building on their momentum, on December 2nd and 3rd, the Interact Club engaged in a festive fundraising effort at the annual TideFest event. Selling holiday jars filled with chocolate chip cookie mix, the club successfully sold all 144 jars prepared for the occasion. Generous donations were also collected, resulting in a total proceeds amount of $1,366.75. The funds will be distributed between the Tacoma Rescue Mission and the Etta Projects.
“We take great pride in the remarkable efforts of our Interact students,” said Dan Brown, Youth Services and Interact Chair, Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Midday. “Their unwavering dedication to community service truly embodies the spirit of the holiday season.”
For further information, please visit http://www.GigHarborMiddayRotary.org