October 5 – Members of the “Gather. Give. Share.” teen giving circle pick a non-profit entity each year for their charitable efforts. This year, the group is raising money for the Children’s Museum of Illinois, but they also managed to chip in to the 17th annual WSOY Community Food Drive.
“The check we are giving today to the WSOY Food Drive is a $100 check,” said Carson Fenton, who was joined by fellow Mt. Zion High School students Anna Tyrolt and Emma Comerford for Friday’s presentation.
Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Macon County, GGS started about six years ago. The teen group works collectively to have an impact on the community.
“It’s just a bunch of teenagers from around Macon County that get together to raise money each year,” said Tyrolt.
GGS will present its donation to the Children’s Museum on Giving Tuesday, the week after Thanksgiving.
“It’s a national day of giving so they honor that day by making their grant to the charity that they select for the year,” said Wegi Stewart, president and CEO of The Community Foundation.