ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL LEO CLUB HARD AT WORK
KITTANNING: The LEO Club at the Armstrong Jr/Sr High School has recently been hard at work, leading many different initiatives over the first few months of school.
Recently the club completed a donation period to help the local animal shelter, Orphans of the Storm, with the many needs they have after a recent incident left them low on many supplies. Staff and students brought in many items for the shelter over a few week period including everything from cleaning supplies to food. The club also sponsored its first ever River Hawk REVUE, which served as sort of talent show, highlighting students and staff members from the school building. They had a one night performance in the auditorium, which helped them raise almost $1700.00. The money and items were recently delivered to the Orphans of the Storm shelter in Kittanning.
Another event which recently wrapped up was a Food Drive, which was done in cooperation with the Life Skills classes. This initiative pitted first period classes against one another for a series of days and brought in over 2900 items. These items will be donated to the local chapter of the Salvation Army.
The club recently completed their Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. They sponsored ten boxes which are packed with various goodies. The group also donated 133 loaves of bread, which will be used to make stuffing during the week of Thanksgiving and be included in meals that will be provided to elderly people and individuals in private housing that do not have family to share the holiday with.
As the holiday season approaches, the LEO's are also working with the Ford City Lions Club on their annual Toy Drive, which runs through December 12. The schools LEO Club will donate toys and also be in competition with other local LEO clubs to see who can bring in the most donations.
Finally, the students are also constantly volunteering at the Soup Kitchen in Ford City every Thursday, and have been since the beginning of September.