AHLI Students Host Friends of Forbes House Donation Drive

There will be a benefit drive for Forbes House coordinated by the Eighth Grade Lake County YMCA Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI) students from Heritage Middle School.

The Friends of Forbes House Donation Drive will be running from March 20 through May 4. The collection boxes will be set up in the main offices at Heritage Middle School, Harvey High School, Elm, Chestnut and Maple Elementary Schools as well as the Lake County Central Y and Morley Library.

Items that are needed for the Forbes House Donation Drive include:

  • Paper Products
  • Laundry Detergent (PODS)
  • Personal Bath Products
  • Slippers (children and adults)
  • Baby Products (Diapers, Pull-Ups, bath supplies)
  • Feminine Products
  • Over the Counter Medications

AHLI students will be delivering the collection boxes to Forbes House on Monday, May 4, with help from Morse Van Lines who will coordinate the pick up and delivery of the donated items.

AHLI students are running this drive as a community service project to help the families in need at the Forbes House. The Forbes House is a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. They strive to help victims free themselves from the domestic abuse they have experienced whether it is physical, emotional or sexual.

The students in AHLI chose this project to spread the word about the wonderful things The Forbes House is doing for these families and help continue their success by helping to provide personal goods. They will be the fourth class to complete a community service project before graduating from AHLI.

AHLI encourages Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade students through activities and experiences that apply math and science skills to energy and conservation careers. Whether the students are in their classroom, at the Outdoor Y, or in the field working with experts, AHLI emphasizes active participation, communication and leadership.

For more information, please contact Jessica Martin from the Lake County Y at 440-259-2724.

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold