HMS Student Council plans Swap Shop

The Hillsboro Middle School third quarter Student Council members hope to provide a service to the community through the Swap Shop they are holding March 22 through 24.

The Swap Shop gives HMS students the chance to bring in unwanted clothing items to give away and it is open for other students to take anything they want.

The Swap Shop will be open from 7:50 a.m. to 4 p.m. for students to come get the clothes the the middle school lobby. A StuCo member will be there in the morning, during lunches and after school to help supervise it.

?It sounded like something we could do for people that couldn?t afford as much,? Mindy Munguya, StuCo room representative, said.

She also said it was not just for those who can?t afford it but for anyone who sees something they like. Any clothes left after the swap will be donated to Main Street Ministries.

This is the first time StuCo has done a community service project.

Munguya said they came up with the idea when a student mentioned that it was something his mom had done in high school and they thought they would try it.

?We?ve been looking for a community service project and we thought this would be a good way because there are disfortunate people we could help,? said Danielle Johnson, StuCo secretary.

Clothes can be taken to the school lobby beginning March 15. They ask that only items that are clean and in good condition be brought in.

Word about the Swap Shop has been spread through announcements and posters will be hung in the school.

Johnson said depending on how it goes, a Swap Shop may be held monthly until the end of the year.

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