Bangor Y Interact Leaders help soldiers in need

Posted Dec. 06, 2011, at 12:30 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Y’s Interact Leaders Club is running a Care Package Supply Drive to support their adopted soldiers and their units through Adopt A U.S. Soldier, a nonprofit organization that seeks volunteers to help show soldiers that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. Since the beginning of November, youths in grades six through 12 have collected supplies for their drive. They aim to have their care packages delivered to their adopted soldiers and their units during the holiday season.

Donation bins for the Care Package Supply Drive will be available in the Bangor Y lobby until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. A list of requested and-or greatly appreciated items is posted at adoptaussoldier.org/index.php.

The Bangor Y Interact Leaders Club is co-sponsored by the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary and the United Way of Eastern Maine. The Interact Leaders Club is a service club for youths in grades six through 12. The club is run by teens, who decide which organizations to help. They organize and conduct fundraising events. Each year, the club raises money for a local and international nonprofit organization. The club meets during the school year. Grades six through eight meet at 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays, and grades nine through 12 meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, at the Bangor Y. Club adviser is Adriana Hopkins. For information, contact Hopkins, assistant youth and family director, at ahopkins@bangorY.org or call 941-2808.

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