Food Drive (Day Two)
I'm exhausted. I sent out an e-mail last week and yesterday seeking the assistance of my colleagues in overseeing the students collecting the food. To this point, only one teacher has offered to help early next week. That is not a complaint; because can one really complain when an additional 350 items were added to the coffers.
The Sophomores didn't show up tonight, so again the Seniors will get the credit. I've got to find a way to get more students involved. Here's a few comments from students as I talked to them about the success of yesterday's efforts:
"I'm not going to stand there for three hours."
"Ain't nobody helpin' me."
"Nah. I don't help people."
The vicarious experience can often be the most powerful. So, I told them stories from last night and how people donated more items than they bought for themselves. I told them about the mom and child, food stamps in hand, dropping off two cans of green beans.
How can I convince more than the Student Council, National Honor Society, and DECA leaders to participate?