A leader is more than just a commanding authority. A true leader is someone who inspires passion and motivation in those around them and rallies others towards a better vision. True leadership is evident within the Interact Club at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, WI. Student leaders from the Interact Club chose to rally behind the mission of Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation by donating to our annual “Give for a Better Day” Holiday Gift Drive.
Each year, Rogers Foundation holds a gift drive to benefit patients in Wisconsin who are receiving treatment across all levels of care at any of Rogers Behavioral Health’s seven locations in the state. These gifts go a long way to ease the stress and tension of being in mental health treatment over the holidays. The members of the Interact Club understand this, says Kevin Lewandowski, School Psychologist and Club Advisor, “The student leadership team for our club decided that this would be a good cause to support. Individuals at Rogers are dealing with a lot and hopefully these gifts can help give them a slightly happier holiday.”
Not only will members of the club feel the joy of giving, but with their donations came an additional perk from the club. “Our volunteering club gives hours for different volunteering activities, or we quantify donations. One of our board members looked at the donations and made it so that students who donated certain items [to the Holiday Drive] earned volunteering hours. Then, we dropped the donations off at one of the advisor’s offices.”
No matter what the age of the donors or the size of the donation, each year the patients at Rogers are moved by the kindness of our community and are comforted by the gifts they receive as well as the support that comes along with them.