FHN Club Makes A Difference

Katarina Quintana, Editorial Editor/Webmaster

Future Healthcare of Nurses, better known as the FHN club, gave back to the community on November 22. This being their sixth year hosting the food giveaway event, they got in contact with elementary schools in Selma and were given a list of several families in need. They put together food baskets that consisted of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie. Club President Katelyn Alatorre was in charge of organizing most of the event with the help of the other club officers.

“We all called a school and got a family,” stated junior Alatorre. “From that we divided everybody into groups and I looked over everything and made sure people brought their food in when it was needed.”

The elementary schools were very appreciative of all of the food donations.

“Most of the kids got happy and the teachers were really grateful for it because not many kids do that for other schools,” said senior Daijsha Cordero. “The fact that the high school thought of doing an event like that, made them grateful. The kids told us their stories and it made us feel like we were doing something very important for them.”

The event turned out better than they expected.

“Not only did we reach our goal, but we even had extra food leftover,” explained senior Jose Quintanilla.

The club members agree that giving back to the community is important.

“What motivated me to give back was knowing that what we were doing was going to help a family come together for the holiday,” stated Quintanilla.

They explain the holidays are a time of giving.

“It’s important to give somebody the feeling that even though they’re going through a hard time, there’s some people who want to help them feel the love you get during the holidays and every other day,” expressed Alatorre. “They need to know that they’re loved, appreciated, and known in a different way than a nobody.”

Club advisor, Ms. Chambers, admires the club members’ work and encourages the students to keep giving back.

“I enjoy watching the students grow and give back,” said Ms. Chambers. “It’s so much fun. I would like them to walk away with a sense of accomplishment and regardless of what they do, whether they do nursing or not, they can always lend time to help somebody else.”
FHN is looking forward to their upcoming outreach for Christmas and beyond. They also encourage anyone to join FHN club because it creates many opportunities to give back to others. Members learn how to give with an open heart and create friendships with others in the club and community.