Candy Grams Support Red Cross

Candy Grams Support Red Cross

Lexie Reinecke, Staff Writer

Candy grams were available in the quad on December 11th and 12th. The note-carrying candy canes were delivered during 4th period on Wednesday, December 17.

The candy gram fundraiser was organized by the Red Cross club in an effort to raise money for the American Red Cross. The club’s Publicity Chair Nikki Ahazie said, “All the money is going to the Red Cross. We’re going to figure out exactly which cause we want to donate to, but all the money’s going to be going there.”

One dollar purchased a candy cane to which a personal note could be attached. These were then delivered to the designated recipient by club members.

Sophomore Danie Thomas, a Red Cross Club member, promoted the grams. “I think people should buy candy grams because they’re a really nice gesture for your friends or your siblings. You add a nice little note. It can be anonymous or you can write your name, whatever you wanna do,” he said.

Ahazie explained, “Everyone who gets them is really embarrassed or laughs, so it’s a funny way to earn money for people in need.”

Junior Lisa Bramley said, “My note says ‘Merry Christmas, I love you.’ It’s from my friend, Brooke Finegold. I was really excited to get it.”

“I think they’re a good idea because they make people feel special and it’s a nice act of kindness,” Bramley said.

Sophomore Abraham Sone said that he was ecstatic to receive one. “My note said, ‘Hi Abe,’ with a smiley face. It was from my friend from choir. I don’t think it was romantic, but we’ll see,” he said.

Freshman Cassidy McAplin said, “It definitely is good holiday spirit because candy canes are the Christmas candy.”

Junior Daniel Meadows sent himself a candy cane. “It said ‘I love you,” he said. “It’s always important to be grateful for yourself and give yourself an award. I also wanted to make sure I got one.”

The candy grams not only offered students the opportunity to send others candy, they raised money for those less fortunate. Moore said, “I think it’s a really good cause. They help other people, and that’s always a great thing to do.” McAplin said that the Red Cross is “a worthy organization that does a lot of helpful things to people in need.”