Do Something Club to plan annual holiday care packages event


Do Something Club sponsor James Ziegler talks with Samantha Kadinger, Do Something Club member at senior, about the club’s upcoming events. According to Ziegler, the club’s focus for the rest of the semester will be their annual project to make holiday care packages for children at the Dayspring Center.

Angela Li

Do Something Club will meet after school Dec. 6 to plan their annual holiday care packages event for the children at the Dayspring Center in Indianapolis, according to Do Something Club sponsor James Ziegler.

“At the meeting, we will begin to plan our holiday care packages for the kids at the Dayspring Center Homeless Shelter. Every year, for the 30 to 35 kids that live at the shelter, we put together $15 to $20 care packages and buy them gifts as well as some necessities, like hats and gloves,” Ziegler said.

Additionally, Samantha Kadinger, Do Something Club member and senior, said the club will also begin planning fundraisers to raise money for a local family that currently has someone battling cancer.

“Our goal for this project is to raise money for the family,” Kadinger said.

Ziegler and Kadinger both said the club hopes to have a positive impact on the community through these projects.

“A part of our mission is always to give back to those who are less fortunate, and especially around the holiday times, we’re in a community where a lot of our students are pretty well-off and pretty blessed, so not everybody’s in that same situation. For some of the kids at the homeless shelter, the care packages we put together are some of the only gifts they end up getting, and so we want everybody and every kid especially to be able to have a happy holiday season and have something to look forward to,” Ziegler said. “That’s one of our main motivating factors, to give back where we can, and this is a good way to put a positive light on a lot of young kids’ lives.”