Before breaking off for the holidays, HCISD’s Student Advisory Board hosted a clothing drive across several campuses in the district to collect donations for the children at Maggie’s House in San Benito, which is part of Cameron County Children’s Advocacy Center.
The Student Advisory Board chose to rally behind this cause as part of their yearly community service project.
“Each year the Student Advisory Board hosts a project,” SAB Vice-President Daniel Ramirez said. “Last year, we planted trees at Travis Elementary and this year we decided to do something different. We set up a time frame and collected as many clothes as we could.”
Ramirez not only assisted in promoting the initiative but personally donated some jackets and a couple of long sleeve shirts.
“I was glad to be able to help someone in need. And although it is not always cold here, it’s good to know that those kids will have winter clothing when they need it,” Ramirez said. “We finished the collections with these big boxes of clothes. I am glad that we were able to make a difference and show that we care about the community.”
The Student Advisory Board consists of 20 students from the HCISD’s secondary campuses and provides an avenue for participation and involvement for student leaders in the district.