Interacting… From a Distance
The return to school, whether online or in-person, has proven difficult for both students and staff of Cypress Creek. Transitioning from constant social interaction with peers, to talking behind plastic shields and computer screens has prevented many clubs from having normal meetings. However, Cypress Creek’s Interact club has invented new ways for the club to continue giving back to their community all while following safety guidelines. Their grand start? A fundraiser!
Last Tuesday, the Interact club posted a fundraiser on their social media, to raise money for those personally affected by Covid-19 in the Houston area. The fundraiser features five different colored t-shirts with a design featuring a masked “Rosie the Riveter”. All money from the fundraiser will go directly to Direct Relief, a company who works to deliver surgical-grade protective equipment, sanitize materials, and give medicines to hospitals in Harris County.
President of the club, Tiffany Huang, says her inspiration behind the fundraiser stemmed from Cypress Creek’s Key club.
“I was inspired by Key Club’s fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank,” said Huang. “I realized that there was a lot of potential in volunteering through virtual fundraisers, especially in a time where contactless service is crucial.”
As for the rest of the school year, Interact has planned online activities to accommodate for the new normal of social distancing.
“We really wanted to focus on giving back to the Cypress community,We’re working hard to contact coordinators who are able to provide safe but engaging opportunities.” said Huang.
To support Interact’s fundraiser go to tinyurl.com/covidnteract.