Our first year of Threads of Care at Independence was unbelievably successful. When we started to spread word of the club and our mission at Indy, we had over 70 people sign up! Creating the chapter at my school provided an outlet for me and my peers to perform community service that wasn’t there before, and I am so honored that I got to be a part of it. I have always felt called to help others, and having that opportunity by leading the TOC chapter at Indy has blessed me so much. It has opened my eyes to the real need here in our community. When I was younger, I believed that I’d have to wait until I was grown up to make a real difference in the world, but Threads of Care has taught me that I can make a difference here and now, because there is need everywhere, all the time. Our first year at Indy, we were able to collect over 500 articles of clothing and over $400 in fundraising, which we donated to the Oasis Center in Nashville. This year, we have set goals that stretch ourselves, so that we can make an even bigger difference in people’s lives. We plan on adding new fundraisers and working with other clubs to generate even more clothing donations. We also plan on delegating leadership positions to more people in order to prepare younger students to run the chapter at Indy next year. Threads of Care has received so much positive feedback from our school and the community, and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish this year.