Throughout the school year, Lee’s Summit West High School National Honor Society members have been helping Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity. On March 10, the students conducted a donation drive at the school to collect used furniture and building supplies to be sold in the Blue Springs and Independence ReStore to fund Habitat’s mission of building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Fourteen students braved the wind on a Saturday to volunteer helping load items into the ReStore truck. They also developed marketing materials and promoted the drive.
This is the first donation drive of this type for both the school and for the nonprofit, and it was an outstanding success securing a truck and a half worth of quality material donations and some cash donations. The drive also raised awareness in the community about how to recycle gently used furniture and building materials to help families. For those interested, Habitat will also pick up bulky items (call 816-886-7374).
Over 60 LSWHS National Honor Society students took a field trip earlier in the year to tour a Habitat construction site, the Independence ReStore, the Hiram Young School (future home of the Homeowner Education Center), and went door-to-door raising awareness about donating to the ReStore. This is the start of an exciting partnership. The organizations hope to build a legacy based on their efforts where future LSW students will continue to partner with Truman Habitat with other National Honor Society chapters and groups holding their own drives.
To learn more about getting involved with Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity contact Lindsay Browne, Community Engagement Manager at 816-461-6551 or LBrowne@TrumanHabitat.org, www.TrumanHabitat.org.