Westerville North High School’s Interact Club has been named “Outstanding Youth Group” by the Delaware County Foundation during its Evening of Generosity on Oct. 20.
The foundation, whose mission is to strengthen communities by connecting people through charitable giving, recognized WNHS Interact Club members for their volunteer efforts in the community, which include:
Writing letters to the elderly through the organization’s school-wide event, Letter to Our Elders
Writing letters to veterans that participate in Honor Flight events
Raising money through candy gram sales for various organizations such as the Westerville Special Olympics, Breast Cancer Awareness and Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter
Making blankets in support of the My Very Own Blanket program that donates blankets to students in foster care
The club’s annual event is the Food Fight Food Drive competition against Westerville Central High School’s Key Club, where both groups host canned food drives at their respective schools for the Westerville Area Resource Ministry. During the 2021-22 school year, the schools collected 2,900.
The foundation hosted its 10th annual banquet, which also recognized community members and businesses for their philanthropy. The foundation provides grants to nonprofits and scholarships to students as it connects people who care to causes that matter.
Watch the foundation’s video recognizing WNHS’ Interact Club here.