More than a dozen HHSS students and Interact Club members helped pack up 72 gift bags for local teens Dec. 12 after spending weeks collecting donations around the community. Thirty-six will go to the Haliburton 4Cs Food Bank, and 36 will go to the Minden Community Food Centre. “At the high school, we thought it was important that people our age also get gifts, not just little kids,” said Interact club member and fundraiser organizer Annabelle Borgdorff. Each bag contains snacks, hygiene products, stationery and more. She said she hopes it helps benefit teens who may not have a place to call home this Christmas. “We know there are a lot of people who couch-surf and stuff like that,” Borgdorff said. “Homelessness doesn’t always get recognized in a small town, because it’s not as visible.” Interact club president Sophie Longo, teacher Christine Carr, and Interact member Annabelle Borgdorff helped direct more than a dozen students who filled gift bags.
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