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Share Joys Fundraiser Continues Despite COVID

Moline High School

Moline High School's annual Share Joys fundraiser may look a little different this year, but the goal is still the same: to help buy clothes for children who need them this holiday season. 

This is the seventh year Heidi Norcross has organized the event, but the first year she's had to plan virtually. 

"So, we're just trying to rely on something that we can rely on, which right now is the online donation."

Moline High School is currently on a hybrid schedule, but that could change. If it does, it could make traditional events, like the donut eating contest, hard to replicate online. But Norcross says she's working hard to make sure the pandemic doesn't cancel Share Joys like it has other fundraisers. 

"Unfortunately, that need never goes away, and in fact, it's probably greater now than ever because so many people have lost work or are impacted so by the coronavirus. So, we really are trying hard to make sure that Share Joys isn't one of those things that gets taken away this year."

The donation portal is live at Moline High School's homepage.

Marianna Bacallao is WVIK Quad Cities NPR's 2020-2021 Fellowship Host/Reporter. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism and served as Editor-in-Chief for the student newspaper, The Cluster.
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