Friends of Forbes House Donation Drive Continues Through May 4

The Friends of Forbes House Donation Drive, coordinated by the Eighth Grade Lake County YMCA Arthur Holden Leadership Institute (AHLI) students from Heritage Middle School, will be ending on Monday, May 4. The drive is a community service project to help families in need in our community.

The collection boxes are 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.

Students are collecting important personal items for the Forbes House Donation Drive including:

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

On Monday, May 4 students will be delivering the collected items with help from Morse Van Lines of Painesville to the women and children currently receiving shelter as victims of domestic abuse at the Forbes House. Forbes House strives to help victims free themselves from the domestic abuse they have experienced whether it is physical, emotional or sexual.

The students chose this project to spread the word about the wonderful things they are doing for these families and help continue their success by providing needed personal goods. They will be the fourth class to complete a community service project before graduating from Arthur Holden Leadership Institute.

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