Cambell Geibel ‘21 & Carlina Parrinello ‘21: An annual tradition in Romeo, Charity Week, this year January 14-19, brings the community together to help raise money and awareness for a good cause. The 2019 student council chose Leader Dogs for the Blind as this year’s charity to sponsor.

A well known organization, Leader Dogs for the Blind helps train leader dogs and gives them to the visually impaired that need their assistance. The dogs make a big difference for these people and give them the ability to move around much easier.

When asked about the reasoning behind picking Leader Dogs for the Blind, student council president, Kyle Szydlik ‘20, explained the student council considered what people generally feel most empathetic towards.

“We knew how much people loved dogs and the sympathy felt for people who are unable to see, and it’s just a really good cause and I know it will be a successful week for Romeo and the charity,” Szydlik ‘20 said.

The fun activities planned keeps Romeo High School excited and eager to participate in charity week 2019.

“We are doing a lot of the traditional things that everyone will remember from last year like raffles at the basketball games, Mr. Bulldog, penny wars, Homecoming 2.0 and a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings,” Szydlik ‘20 said.

With all of these money raising activities planned, Romeo’s student council sets high expectations for their total money raised goal.

“Our goal this year is to raise at least $20,000 for Leader Dogs for the Blind,” Szydlik ‘20 said. “We have done it in previous years so we know we can do it again and we know the Romeo students can do it.”

To help reach this goal, student council plans to sell Charity Week shirts for $15 in the lobby.

Committed to making people’s lives better each and every day, Leader Dogs for the Blind stands out for it’s inspiring, philanthropic way of helping others. Proud to raise money for this great organization, Romeo looks forward to making a positive impact through their 2019 donations.

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