While many of you Exeter students are having the times of your lives, we in the Charles Hamm Leadership Program are extending an offer to increase the fun! Students in the Leadership Program spend our class time learning how to be better leaders and hone our abilities. For our class, a couple of classmates and I are organizing a supply drive for a local shelter. We’re donating to Seacoast Family Promise, a local shelter that serves homeless families and battered women.

Here’s where you can help! Seacoast currently needs sunscreen, shampoo, bar soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. They accept slightly used products, for example, a quarter-empty shampoo bottle may be donated. To raise the stakes, there will be a competition among the dorms to see who can donate the most supplies. The competition began on Monday, July 24, and will end on the last day of the session, Friday, August 4. My classmates and I will place boxes in your dorm lounges where you should put your donations. On the last day of the session we will collect and count the number of donations. The winners of this competition will be awarded that evening with the fantastic prize of a dorm ice cream party! This is a fun, rewarding opportunity that we encourage you all to participate in. Your actions will have a greatly positive impact on families in need, and we invite you all to join us in making a difference! If you have any questions, email Ayleen Cameron at acameron@exeter.edu.