Student Council holds diaper drive to donate to First Call for Help

On March 20, a competition started at Hays High School. The competition was a diaper drive, sponsored by Student Council, in which students brought diapers to their PRIDE Time classes to donate to First Call for Help.

First Call for Help is an organization that provides free information, referrals and resources for people who are in need of help. The helpline, 573-334-4357, is a confidential way for anyone in need to locate available resources and services.

“I feel that the diaper drive was important because it benefits those parents/families/foster families that are in need,” StuCo sponsor Luke Lundmark said. “First Call for Help is a great organization for those who are helping the most vulnerable kiddos and families, so partnering with them was a no-brainer. I was impressed by how many classes participated and how many families in need we are going to impact. Next year will be bigger than this year!”

The competition continued from March 20 to March 24, with the top three winners of the contest getting treats from the Hays Culinary Arts Kitchen menu. The winning PRIDE Times were Dan Balman’s in first place, Kathy Wagoner’s in second and Kayla Brown’s in third.

“I think Student Council doing the diaper drive was important because First Call for Help seems to be a community resource people forget about,” senior StuCo officer Rylee Burd said. “I was really impressed with the number of diapers we collected to donate.”