Interact donates fundraising proceeds to Total Ministries, Sidewalk Hope

Interact Club is donating nearly $3,000 in dollars to local organizations in need.

Interact is the Upper School boys' service organization. The group is using dollars raised through its popular annual yard sale. 

Two thousand dollars will go to Total Ministries of Spartanburg, which offers financial assistance, including electricity, water and food, to Spartanburg County residents in need. 

"It was decided by some of the Interact members that this was a local organization that was helping people who were struggling due to the virus," said Susan Owens, Interact advisor. "There was some discussion about who was able to help those in need, and the boys seemed to feel this was the organization that was helping in many ways and many different needs."

Sidewalk Hope, a mobile kids’ church that makes weekly site visits to inner-city housing developments in Spartanburg, will receive $825 for 55 Hope Boxes. Interact member Noah Randall helped pack the boxes.

"When I volunteered at Sidewalk Hope, I felt as though I was making a positive impact on children lives," he said. "It is a great feeling, and I will definitely be volunteering with them in the future. It is not difficult to do, and I highly recommend for people to get involved to help out local children in need."