By Sara Wong
The newly organized Mental Health Awareness Club kicked off their first fundraiser with a sweet start. During lunchtime, on November 20th, 2017, the club offered up delicious treats such as peppermint bark, sugar cookies, brownies, and – the most popular of all – red velvet cupcakes to the students at Alpha. As expected, the club sold out by the end of lunch; making about $88 in profit.
“The money we made is to hopefully get some speakers in to come talk to the students about some mental health issues we are unaware about,” announced club founder, Anna Wong. “They can talk to us about how to handle with the issues and where to go to get help.”
“One of our goals is to have something planned every day of the week during Mental Health Awareness Week, which happens May 14th to 20th,” shared club secretary, Sam Tam, when asked about what the Mental Health Awareness Club had planned next. “For one of those days, we want to bring therapy dogs into the school gym, where students and teachers may visit. Therapy dogs are a great way to relieve stress!” If you are interested in joining, the Mental Health Awareness Club meets every Wednesday at lunch in room 314.