Destination Imagination hosts blanket drive


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Destination Imagination displays their collection of donated blankets.

Destination Imagination held a blanket drive as a community service project for the homeless. The blankets were sent to The Beacon, a homeless shelter in downtown Houston.

“The homeless aren’t used to people caring about them,” senior DI officer Maheen Shakil said. “It really brightens their day to see that people donated new blankets to help them sleep.”

The DI members have to address a problem in their community and find a creative way to solve it. They also compete in competitions to present how they solved each problem. Kimberly Drain, a sponsor of DI appreciates students taking initiative to help solve problems in the community.

“I’m really proud of them,” Drain said. “They really pushed themselves and thought of a lot of alternatives to solve their community service problem before they came up with the idea to do the blanket drive.”

DI has collected over 200 blankets during Dec. 3-18. Students who donated a blanket during lunch, were given a wristband to show they were allowed to wear pajamas at school on Dec. 19.

“I donated a blanket because I love helping people,” Freshman Felicity Pope said. “I feel that donating a blanket is the best way I can give back to the community.”