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Womens Empowerment Club raises money for Safe Home women’s shelter

For the second year in a row, the club uses stickers for fundraising
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By Luke Wood
Taking donations for the Womens Empowerment Club fundraiser, senior Kaelyn Russell exchanges the cash for a club sticker.

Selling empowering stickers, the Women’s Empowerment Club fundraises for the organization Safe Home from Oct. 12 to Oct. 27. They also accepted donations of household items to donate to the women’s shelter.

Senior Gwen Heideman, vice president of the club, shared information about the differences between this year’s fundraiser and last year’s.

“The [fundraiser] that we did last year was very similar to this one, where we had people bring in shampoo and conditioner only and we also sold stickers, but this year we’ve expanded the donations and now we have a bunch more things that you can bring in,” Heideman said.

In addition to accepting donations of items that could be found around students’ homes, the club is also sold stickers to earn money for donation.

“We are taking donations of an assortment of different household items like little laundry baskets, trash cans, shampoo, conditioner, personal hygiene stuff. For things that you can bring in we have a table outside of the counseling office that you can bring the stuff to and then we’re also selling stickers, and the profits we make from that will go to Safe Home, the shelter that we’re donating to,” Heideman said.

Even though they hope to receive several item donations, the club knows that the stickers will attract the most students, according to club president senior Ryleigh McCall.

“We figured [stickers] were kind of going to be our big moneymaker because I know a lot of students are a little more hesitant to bring in items because either they don’t care, which sucks, or they just don’t have the money to do that. So stickers that are cheap, but cute and fun and a way that they get something out of it as well because sometimes that’s all they really want,” senior Ryleigh McCall, the president of the club said.

All profits and donations raised by the fundraiser will be donated to Safe Home, a women’s shelter that helps women in the community.

“Safe Home is an organization that provides shelter and a bunch of other things like legal assistance and schooling and education for women who have experienced domestic violence or just violence by an intimate partner. They take in both women and children,” McCall said.

Heideman hopes this fundraiser makes a positive impact on the community, as that is one of the club’s main goals.

“[Our club] creates a safe space for women to go to to make connections with one another and then come together and make an impact in our community,” Heideman said.

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Quin Peters, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Quin Peters’ first year on the JagWire staff. She will be exploring the roles of writer and designer for the newspaper this year. Outside of school, Quin crochets, reads, writes creatively and is involved in art. Quin is a member of several clubs at the school, including National Art Honor Society, Youth for Refugees, Women’s Empowerment, Scholars Bowl, Creative Writing Club and Model UN.
Luke Wood, JagWire photo editor
This is senior Luke Wood’s third year on the JagWire newspaper staff and he will be continuing in his role of photo editor. Outside of the JagWire staff, Luke works on his cars, plays video games  and plays baseball. Other activities Luke enjoys include listening to music, welding and riding jet skis. Luke is very excited to have fun in his last year in high school.

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