Saxon Scribe

The Schaumburg High School student news site

Saxon Scribe

The Schaumburg High School student news site

Saxon Scribe

The Schaumburg High School student news site

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Clothing Drive Supports Victims of Domestic Violence

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courtesy of Ms. Lakin
Schaumburg students collected over 300 bags of clothing for WINGS during Domestic Abuse week.

In the latest display of service and charity, Schaumburg students united to support survivors of domestic violence. Organized by the school’s Student Services department and the Student Wellness Committee, students donated clothing items which were sent to WINGS, an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and providing support services to survivors. 

WINGS, which stands for Women in Need Growing Stronger, offers vital resources such as housing, education, advocacy, and integrated services to help survivors rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. During April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the donation drive helps survivors of sexual assault as they struggle with the aftermath of domestic violence.

The community’s collective efforts resulted in over 300 bags of clothing collected. These items were provided directly to WINGS, where they will provide much-needed assistance to survivors in their time of need.

“It is important for students to participate because they can directly impact people who live in their community,”  stated sponsor Ms. Lakin. 

With over 700 individuals seeking emergency shelter through WINGS at any given time, the need for support is undeniable. Many survivors arrive at safe homes with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, making donations of clothing items particularly valuable.

“Getting rid of old unused clothes is such a simple and practical action but greatly impactful. WINGS is a great example of how anyone can make a difference in others’ lives,” said senior Ev Park. 

During the drive, students had the opportunity to learn more about the mission and impact of WINGS through a presentation by the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. His insights shed light on the transformative power of their donations in helping survivors on their journey towards self-sufficiency and independence.

Students are encouraged to further engage with Saxons LEAD, a club dedicated to student leadership, empowerment and development. SHS already has another WINGS clothing drive scheduled for April 2025.

SHS students continue to lead as models of compassion, empathy and citizenship. Their contributions not only provide tangible assistance but also send a powerful message of solidarity and support to those in need.

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