Written by Amanda Kaufman, Treasurer of VNHS Good Neighbors Club
Van Nuys High School holds an annual “Club Day,” a day for different clubs to fundraise by setting up booths in the Quad selling food, snacks, and drinks. For most students, what defines Club Day is the wide selection of good food available for students to purchase; however for the students helping out at each booth, Club Day is a responsibility that promises rewards beyond just the food but also publicity (and with publicity, new members), and more funds for the club.
Our club, Project Cookstoves, organized a booth selling Korean Barbeque. Members of the club brought pans and grills to cook the meat onsite. To bring attention to the booth and to attract more customers, members of the club walked among the crowd of students and teachers while holding up posters promoting Project Cookstoves. In addition, next to the food was a box for donations.
Overall, it was a successful event for Project Cookstoves. Our club raised over $200 from both selling the food and obtaining additional donations. The apron-clad students behind the tables experienced how hectic things could get, so they should definitely be commended for their hard work, diligence and efficiency! A special thank you goes to the parents of Jae Chung and Joe Lee, who provided a lot of the food. We look forward to more opportunities to raise both funds and awareness for Project Cookstoves in the future.
Thanks, Amanda, and everyone at the Project Cookstoves Club at Van Nuys High School! You guys are awesome and we appreciate all your hard work and dedication to spreading awareness about this project! Visit our website for more information about Project Cookstoves.