Although National Day of Kindness fell on Nov. 13, it did not stop Argyle High School students from spreading kindness across their campus and local community.
On Wednesday, the high school’s National Honor Society (NHS) decided to initiate their own “Day of Kindness.”
According to NHS president Vanessa Zielinski, many other high school clubs and groups accepted their invitation to participate. Some of these organizations include the international club, student council, senior class, and athletics.
Working side by side, each organization’s donation stations lined the AHS hallways. These booths included collections for coats, jeans and baby supplies.
“Another important thing we are doing is a notes table,” Zielinski said. “Student council is delivering notes students are writing to each other.”
These notes include kind messages and have the option to include a lollipop for 50 cents each.
“The fact that we can promote kindness and get people excited about it is just really inspiring,” Zielinski said. “It puts it in perspective that being nice will take you further in life.”
All the donations will go to local organizations in the community including Sullivan’s Porch in Dallas, Our Daily Bread in Denton and others.
NHS vice president Evan Welsh is also leading another initiative involving a dodgeball tournament.
On December 13, high school students will sign up and compete on teams against their classmates. All the funds raised will go to another local organization.
“It’s a great way to be a part of our community,” Welsh said. “I feel like we get separated from what is going on outside of the high school because we are so immersed in what we are doing. It’s great to give back to those who give us so much to us by coming to all of our school events to support us.”
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Brianna Vela is a public relations intern with the Argyle Independent School District.