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SAVE – Committed to Making a Difference
The CHS SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Club along with adviser Leah Ross continues to be one of the largest and most active clubs on campus committed to serving our community in various ways. In the fall, club members stuffed and sewed nearly 100 lovable cuddly toy animals to donate to the Turning Point shelter for domestic violence victims in Monroe.
“The students loved doing it. They knew the toys were something tangible for kids to love, so as the students made them, they put a lot of love into them and cuddled and hugged them!” said Ms. Ross. “They all had their favorites – they had a blast!”
The club also creates Valentine bags to donate to Turning Point every year filled with candy and novelties.
“Valentine’s Day can be hard on anyone who is alone, and is especially difficult for family members at the shelter. We want to be sure they are not left out of love on Valentine’s Day,” said Ms. Ross.
On February 21, SAVE is partnering with the Waxhaw Police Department, White House-Black Market, and Turning Point to sponsor a fashion show here at CHS. There will be various vendors on site and a fashion show with student and professional models, and even models from the Waxhaw Police Department. Advance tickets are $5 and at the door $7. Proceeds will benefit the Turning Point shelter.
For more information on the Turning Point shelter in Monroe, visit http://www.turntoday.net/. For more information on SAVE, visit http://nationalsave.org/. For CHS SAVE club information contact adviser Leah Ross.
Written by: Paula White
Posted: Feb 02, 2015 by Paula White