Tag: Salvation Army

Salvation Army Canned Food Drive

Words: Caroline Chu

Centennial’s Salvation Army Club will soon hold its annual Fall Canned Food Drive, which will run from November 1 to November 30. All proceeds will go towards Salvation Army headquarters and the Elkridge Food Pantry, where club members regularly volunteer.

Cans will be collected during first period. Applied Research Laboratory students can leave their donations in the main office’s designated collection box.

All canned or boxed goods are accepted, with the exception of perishable or expired goods.

The two first period classes that collect the most cans or boxes will be rewarded with a breakfast party.

Salvation Army Club aims to obtain 1,600 cans from this year’s drive.

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“5 for 5” Canned Food Drive

Words: Caroline Chu

Centennial’s Salvation Army Club and Student Government Association (SGA) will be holding their annual “5 for 5” Canned Food Drive from Tuesday, September 13 to Thursday, September 22. The quirky title hails from the drive’s main selling point: donate five items and cut $5.00 off of your homecoming ticket price.

Can collections will be held during all lunch periods outside of the cafeteria. All non-perishable, non-expired items will be accepted.

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Salvation Army Canned Food Drive

Words: Caroline Chu

Centennial’s Salvation Army club has begun an Autumn Canned Food Drive, which runs from November 2 to November 20. Donations will be collected in first period classes, and Application Research Laboratory students can drop off canned goods in the front office. The drive isn’t limited to cans; boxed items such as pasta will also be accepted. The club asks that all items donated are non-expired.

In addition to the prize of helping others, the three first-period classes who collect the most items will be rewarded with a Dunkin’ Donuts incentive. Items donated will be sent to the Salvation Army Headquarters in Howard County. Many of the donations will allow families in need to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.

The Salvation Army club will be collecting and counting cans on November 11, 18, and 20. On each day of collection, the top three first-period classes will be announced.

Last year, Centennial collected 2,273 cans, and the goal this year is to gather 2,600 or more. A meter displayed on the outside of the gym will showcase Centennial High School’s progress collecting food items.

“We really want to give back, especially during this time when we are celebrating how thankful we are,” senior Tracy Wong, co-president of Salvation Army, commented. “It’s especially cool that we’re helping families living in Howard County.”

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Salvation Army’s Asian Food Drive

Words: Chy Murali

Centennial’s Salvation Army will be hosting the Asian Food Drive from Feb.19 to March 4. Ramen, noodles, spam, canned veggies, soybeans, peanuts, dried beans, and other goods will help benefit low income Asian seniors in Columbia, Maryland.
Donations will be accepted at the collection box in front if the cafeteria. Help the Salvation Army reach their goal of 600 items!
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