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House of Hope Drive Coming to End at NDA

House of Hope Drive Coming to End at NDA

Senior Mary Katherine Polasky is leading the House of Hope Joy Drive at NDA to bring joy to youth experiencing homelessness in Green Bay.

“The Joy Drive was created by the Brown County Youth Action Board (BCYAB), and it is intended to collect items beyond basic necessities to bring joy to our youth experiencing homelessness,” explained Polasky, who is a youth advocate for House of Hope.

Craft kits, sports equipment, and board games are some of the suggested donation items. There is also an Amazon wish list that donors can access by scanning a QR code. All items will be given to youth who are staying at House of Hope. Donations are due January 26th, and students can drop them off at the box in the atrium.

“I really do not have an expected number of how many donations we will receive. It is up to everyone to decide what they want to donate,” commented Polasky.

House of Hope is a local homeless shelter that provides emergency shelter and housing stability programs for young parents and their children. Their mission is to “provide a safe and supportive environment where young parents and children facing housing instability can become confident, independent, and successful members of our community.”

Polasky got involved with the drive last year after Federico Auricchio brought it to NDA. Both Polasky and Auricchio were advocates together, and she decided to keep the drive going.

Drop-off boxes can be seen at multiple schools and local businesses in the community. With the help of Christian Dory, who is the Director of Career Explorations at NDA, Polasky has been busy “emailing and asking businesses if they are willing to host boxes for the drive.”



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Mason Tumpach is a senior at NDA that is entering his second year writing for the Tritonian. Along with writing news and feature stories that highlight the best qualities of NDA, Mason is also a German Club leader. If you don’t find him writing for the paper, he most likely can be found playing the piano or attending jiu jitsu practice. Mason is also a member of the Debate Club and Writers Union. He is looking forward to working with Mrs. Brown and all the other staff members to make the Tritonian the best it can be.

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