New club looks to Halloween as time for giving

Siblings form UNICEF club at Eastview

Troubled by world hunger and poverty, one group of teens has set out to make a difference globally from Eastview High School.

Eastview sophomore and junior Rishabh and Kanika (center) Gupta founded the high school’s first UNICEF club. Juniors Nicole Crashell Kenate (right) and Chelsey Lawrence are also members of the new club. (Photo by Jessica Harper)

Eastview sophomore and junior Rishabh and Kanika (center) Gupta founded the high school’s first UNICEF club. Juniors Nicole Crashell Kenate (right) and Chelsey Lawrence are also members of the new club. (Photo by Jessica Harper)

Shortly into the school year, Eastview junior and sophomore Kanika and Rishabh Gupta founded the high school’s first UNICEF club.

The siblings were inspired to form the club after witnessing extreme poverty and hunger while visiting family in India.

“So many of the people affected are children, and we wanted to help in some way,” Kanika said.

Rishabh said they choose UNICEF due to its reputation and opportunities for high school students.

Aimed at rasing funds for UNICEF, the club’s first fundraising effort will be to make Halloween a day of giving rather than just tricks and treats. Members of the club gave area trick-or-treaters boxes to collect donations for UNICEF, an international organization that provides aid and emergency relief across the globe.

“Almost 100 percent of funds go to the people UNICEF is helping,” said Kanika, the club’s president.

In addition to the Halloween drive, the club plans to host fundraisers throughout the year.

Still in its infancy, the club has four official members and is still accepting new members. To date, six students have expressed interest in joining, Kanika said.

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