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NHS Clothing Drive Yields 6,000 Pounds

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The high school’s National Honor Society sponsored a clothing drive to raise funds for Kyle Engblom and the NBIA Disorders Association. Members Rachel Florenz, Christine Llewellyn, and Victoria Mayer organized the event as their Leadership Project.

Honor Society members canvassed the entire community with fliers, asking people to bring any items to the high school parking lot on April 28. Engblom, who has a rare disease known as FAHN-FA2H, joined the NHS the entire morning and afternoon as more than 6,000 pounds of clothing and shoes donations came pouring in. Carecycle, a clothing recycling company, will donate 20 cents per pound of the total amount raised to the NBIA Association.

Founded in 1996, the nonprofit NBIADA is dedicated to families affected by NBIA, a rare genetic, neurological movement disorder characterized by the progressive degeneration of the nervous system due to iron deposits in the brain. The NBIADA’s goals include raising funds to further research on the disease, providing emotional support to families, educating the public, and monitoring and informing about ongoing NBIA research.

Saturday, September 21, 2019