Ava Vendittelli ‘22: Through the year full of chaos the annual Romeo Charity Week remains set to occur. Each year, the Romeo High School Student Council picks through dozens of amazing charities to raise money for. The Wave Project becomes this year’s decided organization.

The Wave Project, an acronym for Welcoming All, Valuing Everyone, is a non-profit organization based locally in Macomb County. Wave Project dedicates themselves to providing the homeless with mobile showers. Within one year, hundreds of people felt strongly for this organization, offering the money and resources they needed to get started. Through the help of their volunteers, the Wave Project purchased their first custom trailer consisting of three stalls, each including a shower, toilet, and sink. Wave Project members drive trailers around Metro Detroit offering showers to the homeless. Each event provides over 30 showers to the homeless.

“Due to transportation, accessibility, and other barriers, members of the homeless community often go long periods of time without a shower. It quickly became apparent that Mobile Showers were a need not currently being met in the Metro Detroit region,” Waveproject.org states.

Although it remains under discussion, the Student Council aims to find the most COVID-safe ways to raise money. Charity week shirts being sold throughout the week and coin wars occurring remain two ways money will be raised for the organization.

Of course, with charity week comes spirit week, and the news of the exciting themes for spirit week arrive: Monday will be ‘dress to impress’, so show up dressed to the nines. Pull out a cowboy hat and flannel for ‘hick day’ on Tuesday. Wednesday is college day, giving students a chance to rep their favorite college. Thursday will be decade day; dress up with the trends of your favorite decade. Show off your class color by dressing monochrome on Friday.

“I’m really glad we can do something fun for the students and beneficial for others. So much has been taken away so I’m excited that we can help an organization that deserves it and has brought so much to others while adding some normalcy to the year as well,” Elise Kemp ‘22 said.

With the whirlwind of chaos that arose in the past couple of years, it becomes more important than ever to help others during these especially difficult times. The entire Romeo community strives to help others in need, and charity week remains an extremely beneficial way to bring light to others’ lives. With charity week set to occur April 30 through May 7, Romeo High School becomes excited to assist The Wave Project in bringing light into others lives.

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