Mar 03, 2016 11:28AM
● By Elena Hutslar
Pictured is the Carondelet JV soccer team with the pink bags that were donated to the local charity, “What's Mine Is Yours.” Photo credit: Sandy Macaulay
Recently, the Carondelet soccer program participated in a week-long clothing drive for the local charity "What's Mine Is Yours." Let by JV player Hannah Macaulay, Carondelet’s three soccer teams came together to make a large donation to the charity that was created to give back to local girls in shelters and foster care.
Macaulay, a freshman, followed in the footsteps of her older sister, Allison, who organized this clothing drive last year with the Varsity soccer team. Hannah expanded the drive and distributed pink collection bags to all three soccer teams who competed to bring in the most articles of "gently loved" clothing. “The number of items donated by each player was counted, and the team that donated the largest number of items won Starbucks gift cards for each player,” said Macaulay. Overall, the teams donated a combined 1,177 pieces of clothing to the charity. The varsity team took home the gift cards by donating a total of 466 pieces.
“What's Mine is Yours” is a local non-profit organization started in 2012 by two local teens: Paige Blake, a senior at Bentley High School, and Katie Easterly, a senior at Northgate High School. They are currently in need of dresses and gowns! “With prom and graduation season quickly approaching, I am sure we will be receiving more requests for formal attire,” said Blake. Their organization is dedicated to collecting gently loved clothing and donating these items to girls in our community in need through organizations such as Shelter, Inc., Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Concord Youth Center, and STAND! To date, their organization has donated almost 19,000 items back to girls between the ages of 12 and 17. You can learn more about the organization by going to: www.whatsmineisyours.us.