NHS members foster the season of giving


National Honor Society is holding its annual “Rock the Cash” fundraiser. During fourth and fifth periods, NHS members visit every classroom and deliver an envelope to be filled with spare change and cash donations. Over the two week collection period money is counted and will be donated to three charitable causes: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Alzheimer’s Association, and Families Helping Families. Besides making generous contributions to these organizations, the classes will be competing to raise the most money.

Hannah Verdon, NHS Secretary, said that the fundraiser is going really well so far. “We’ve been raising a lot of money, but our goal is to raise more than NHS raised last year, which was $15,000. It will be hard to beat, but I think we can do it.” The club also chose three different organizations to donate the money to this year. “We chose two big organizations that we’re excited to support, but we also chose Family Helping Families because it helps out struggling families in the Hinsdale Central community. That way we are able to support large organizations as well as small, local ones.”

Students have been eager to donate, especially during the holiday “season of giving.” NHS members encourage students to donate what they can in order to support these causes. “Everyone is excited to donate what they can, but I always like to give students tips. For example, instead of using their dollar to buy dessert at lunch, they could instead donate that dollar to people who really need it,” said Verdon. Both NHS members and Hinsdale Central students are excited to join forces and give back to those in need this holiday season.