In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Coalition members gathered together for “Friendsgiving” in the foods classroom at East last Thursday. According to club sponsor David Muhammad, it was an idea proposed by the executive board as they discussed their excitement for Thanksgiving.
At first, the board wanted the Friendsgiving to be a gathering of everyone in the club bringing their favorite dish, or just something to be shared with others, for a huge potluck. This was accompanied by a showing of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” and each member brought a canned good to be donated to help others enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.
“It was really amazing to see everyone getting involved and participating in a great event,” senior club executive Molly Manske said. “They got to eat and talk to their friends in a fun environment.”
The canned goods that were collected will be donated to Uplift, a foundation for the homeless living in Kansas City. Combined with the canned goods collected at Coalition’s dance marathon hosted in October, the club now has about 300 cans of food.
After the success of their first Friendsgiving, with around 40 students attending, Muhammad and Coalition members hope to make this an annual event.