By: Davis Ruzicka,Trojan Tempo staff writer

Would you donate for a dozen? FCCLA hosted the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County Drive last week. The drive gave students a chance to give back to their community. All proceeds of the drive were donated to the Franklin House. The drive lasted until November 11. The advisory that donated the most will win a donut party. Mrs. Ernsthausen and Mrs. Husa’s advisories were the winners.

The idea came to the FCCLA last year when they were learning about the shelter. “The FCCLA chapter I advise learned a little bit about the shelter last year, so they decided for our community service product this fall they wanted to donate items to the shelter,” said Mrs. Kies. The shelter is an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and also serves as a temporary homeless shelter for families.

FCCLA asked for students to donate common household items such as toilet paper, trash bags, paper towels, diapers, baby wipes, and tissues. They also asked for hygiene items such as  shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, body wash, and feminine hygiene items. FCCLA also asked for twin sheets.

Troy High School students were happy about this chance to give back to their community. “This is their future. They want to live in a world where we are kind and help each other out,” said Mrs. Kies. “Students get involved in the community service opportunities not just to fulfill a graduation requirement, but to see the smile on people’s faces or know that they are making a difference,” said Mrs. Kies.

There is no exact total of the items because there was so many donations given, but donations will greatly benefit the Franklin House. Troy High School FCCLA would like to thank all students who donated.

Davis Ruzicka is not in FCCLA, but wanted to write this story to show students giving back to their community.