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(From left) Emery students Hannah Golub, Rachel Sumang, Rachel Tabin, Anna Epstein, Nicole Zucker and Carly Tiras were so excited to have collected 150 cans from neighbors in the Bellaire area to donate to the Houston Food Bank.
Emery’s Tikkun Olam Club, which is focused on community service and repairing the world, and National Honor Society teamed up to spend Halloween night trick-or-treating. The difference was that the students weren’t out knocking on people’s doors and asking for candy. This year, students went around neighborhoods in the Bellaire area asking people to donate canned goods for the Houston Food Bank.
Sophomore Rachel Tabin attended the event with hopes to collect lots of cans to help to Houston community and Food Bank. Rachel explained that people were so kind as they went throughout the Bellaire neighborhoods. Neighbors were “really surprised to see students doing community service on Halloween.”
After about two hours of trick-or-treating for cans, Emery students were proud to have collected 150 cans.
Tikkun Olam Club Co-President and current senior Hannah Golub said, “Even though we had a small group, the neighbors were really excited about our initiative.”
This was the first time that the Tikkun Olam Club and the National Honor Society at Emery have teamed up to go trick-or-treating for cans. Hopefully this will become another Emery tradition.