Student groups give to NAMI |

Student groups give to NAMI

Jim Grant/Tahoe Daily TribuneSouth Tahoe Middle School Club Live and South Tahoe High School Friday Night Live students load up the necessity bags they assembled for The Alliance for the Mentally Ill clients. From left are Rogello Garcia, Max Corso, Kristin Heller, Shannon Chatfield, Elizabeth Prestella, Chrissy Benton, Anna Lambdin and Kate Lambdin.

Seven South Tahoe Middle School and South Tahoe High School Friday Night Live students braved the winter elements Dec. 14 and assembled necessity bags for the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of South Lake Tahoe. Despite the school closing, these members still found a way to make it to the school to assemble the much needed bags. The bags were delivered to the clients of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill on Dec. 17 at their annual Christmas dinner.

During the past month Club Live had been collecting necessity items at STMS and as of Dec. 17 more than 1,500 items had been collected. These items were given directly to the clients for their use during the next year. Other items will be stored and used at a later date. This is the fifth year the club has collected items. The classrooms that contributed the largest quantity of items were those of Mr. Alford, Ms. Greenfield, Ms. Cowen and Ms. Barcellos.

Club Live and Friday Night Live promote a health lifestyle, free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco and are open to all STMS and STHS students.

Club Live students were a big hit at the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of South Lake Tahoe at their Christmas dinner. The students sang Christmas carols and served a dinner of prime rib and baked ham for 50 people. The students then played Santa and distributed the bags they had filled earlier in the week. Americorp-Vista representative Rick Anderson and many others volunteered time to help decorate the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center for the event.

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