National Honor Society Collects Nearly 15,000 Items for Hopelink

  • The Teenage Years
Sini Fernandez, Communications Manager

During the week of November 1 – 5, 2021, The Bear Creek School’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) sponsored an "un-food" drive for Hopelink. Owing to the pandemic, Hopelink requested that Bear Creek collect personal hygiene items instead of food this year and Bear Creek students donated almost 15,000 items (3,611 pounds) to help our local community.

  • Upper School students brought a total of 7,790 items.
  • Middle School brought a total of 2,471 items.
  • Early Middle School brought a total of 1,252 items.
  • Lower School brought a total of 3,287 items.
  • Preschool brought in many (uncounted) items.

The National Honor Society is so grateful for the school community's flexibility in working within the Covid-related restrictions.

NHS/Hopelink Un-Food Drive 2021

NHS members deliver personal hygiene items to Hopelink.

NHS members posted signs and placed bins near all the classroom doors and then collected the donations with the help of grade-level volunteers and delivered the items to Hopelink’s facility in Kirkland.

students collecting donations

Lower School students collecting donations

In order to encourage donations, the NHS sponsored a contest to see which House and/or class could bring in the most items per capita. In the Upper School, Lewis House led the way delivering 2,118 items (more than 42 items per student) to help the disadvantaged people on the Eastside. There was enthusiastic participation from all grades: preschool through grade 12.

  • community service
  • Hopelink
  • National Honor Society