By Christopher Jimenez
The Kinesiology Club and AFFF came together to make the first ever Holiday Husky Drive.
Anyone who is willing to help may drop off new unwrapped toys, canned foods and new or used clothes. There is also food being sold, such as homemade tamales, pan dulce, churros, champurrado and hot chocolate. Once the event is over, people may still drop off donations at the C2-126b and C1 Fitness Center for the rest of the semester.
Jeffrey McAvoy is one of the participants who have been at the Free Speech Area since 10 a.m. He says there are about 30 people helping with the drive, and everyone switches shifts to keep up with their classes. McAvoy also says the donations will go to those in need, such as churches who need the support, hospitals and families.
On the first day of the donation, people donated four bags of clothes and four boxes of food as well. They also plan on doing more events to spread awareness of those who are in need of help, food and clothes.
McAvoy says he knows the feeling of not have much things or food to eat. The reason why he participates is to give back and help as much as possible and when people did the same when his family was in need of support. “The more you sacrifice, the more it makes you a better person,” McAvoy said.
Alexis Lazaro is in her first semester being a part of the Kinesiology Club and helping out in the Husky Drive. She says it feels good doing this drive and it feels giving. Lazaro has never been a part of a school club before or much school-involved. The vice president, who has the same class as her, came up to Alexis and invited her to join the Kinesiology Club. “The Kinesiology Club is very welcomed and will help you and around your schedule.”
This event will go on Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, but some members will try to extend the date to Dec. 4. The food drive will take place at the Free Speech Area from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.