Areas 5, 6, & 7

Area Updates

December Updates

Hercules High School – There was one event held in December at the local community center where they helped children make ornaments.

Rodriguez – The club made dog toys for the SPCA and are looking for a next service project. They also had their last meeting of the semester and decided to make care packages for the homeless starting next semester as their new service project.

El Cerrito - For the month of December El Cerrito Interactors started our annual toy drive in partnership with the Richmond Firemen. As Santas helpers, they bagged 500 plus bags for families who need a little help this holiday season. To continue with the holiday spirit we also helped serve pancakes at the city of El Cerrito’s annual pancake breakfast. To raise funds for our district service project we did gift wrapping at Barnes and Nobles and sold pizza at our winter carnival. As a way to say thank you to the firemen, we gave them all of our unsold pizzas.

De Anza - Volunteered at the Thanksgiving Breakfast where we served food too the homeless people in Richmond. We hosted our first Interact Dog toy drive where we DIY toys out of t-shirts and donated them to a local animal shelter where we will also be volunteering at next semester. Also finished our canned food drive of the month on December 15th where we donated to the Contra Costa Solano Food Bank. We packaged toys at the Salvation Army after school from the 11th to the 15th and are planning to volunteer at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in partnership with our Love The Homeless Club. We’re also planning to continue the food drive in January by asking for more barrels.

Berkeley - Raised $250 at a bake sale and volunteered at the Berkeley High Holiday Meal. Also tried to set up a clothes and blanket drive for the YEAH homeless shelter.

Middle College - We’ve helped at events such as the Clothes Closet where we give out recycled clothing to those who need it, the Night in Tuscany hosted by San Pablo Rotary where we helped hand out food and run activities, and San Pablo Rotary’s Hometeam, where we helped repair household appliances for those who can’t do it themselves.

November Updates

Vacaville High School – Now with a total of 14 members in the club, latest events included volunteering at their local Storehouse on Tuesdays and Saturdays, helping elementary schools with miscellaneous tasks, and selling hot chocolate as a fundraiser

Salesians High School – They are trying to donate to the district wide project with bake sales at least once a month. When they get back from break, they are hosting a crab feed to donate to the Wildlife Conservation Society as well. On Valentine’s day, they are planning to sell candy grams.

Hercules High School – There were two events in November. They helped at a book sale in the Hercules library and also helped plant plants at the Heritage Garden in Hercules.

De Anza - Partnered with our school’s Love the Homeless club to volunteer at the Bay Area Rescue Mission for the first time and had a fundraiser at our school’s last football tailgate. We also made thankful grams that we had for the people that the interactors personally knew to show appreciation and anonymous cards for people at our school to spread joy for the holiday season.

Berkeley - Club Fair and plan on volunteering at Berkeley Half Marathon from the 18th to 19th. Planning a tabling event to give out animal pins and collect donations from our school for the wildlife conservation society theme.

October Updates

Will C Wood - We are trying to get input from our members on ways they think would be fun and beneficial. As well as topics they would like to raise money for. Since our big rotary project is an environmental focus, we are gonna have a table at lunch collecting money for that. As far as events our huge one was teen summit, and that was a whole community focused event, with more than 150 teens from our area coming to take part. A lot of our focus went into that, and now that that’s over we are going to start looking for more community projects. For other events it’s really just been helping our school with their projects such as pack it up we’re we make backpacks to hand out to homeless people and such.

De Anza - Volunteered at the Valley View and Olinda Elementary Fall Festivals.

September Updates

Pinole Valley - We assisted Hercules with their Bayfront Annual Fun.