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Leo Club holds Share the Love week

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Leo Club holds Share the Love week

President senior Tiffany Wu, Director of Events sophomore Jessica Ho, and Director of Projects sophomore Alice Ma (from left to right) show off their “Free Hugs” signs that will be used on Friday. “I think it’s just to tell people to appreciate the people around us,” Wu said. “Even in our own community here, there is a lot we can do to help. And a small token of appreciation can go a long way.” Photo by Karishma Mehrotra.

President senior Tiffany Wu, Director of Events sophomore Jessica Ho, and Director of Projects sophomore Alice Ma (from left to right) show off their “Free Hugs” signs that will be used on Friday. “I think it’s just to tell people to appreciate the people around us,” Wu said. “Even in our own community here, there is a lot we can do to help. And a small token of appreciation can go a long way.” Photo by Karishma Mehrotra.

President senior Tiffany Wu, Director of Events sophomore Jessica Ho, and Director of Projects sophomore Alice Ma (from left to right) show off their “Free Hugs” signs that will be used on Friday. “I think it’s just to tell people to appreciate the people around us,” Wu said. “Even in our own community here, there is a lot we can do to help. And a small token of appreciation can go a long way.” Photo by Karishma Mehrotra.

President senior Tiffany Wu, Director of Events sophomore Jessica Ho, and Director of Projects sophomore Alice Ma (from left to right) show off their “Free Hugs” signs that will be used on Friday. “I think it’s just to tell people to appreciate the people around us,” Wu said. “Even in our own community here, there is a lot we can do to help. And a small token of appreciation can go a long way.” Photo by Karishma Mehrotra.

Karishma Mehrotra

From left, President senior Tiffany Wu, Director of Events sophomore Jessica Ho, and Director of Projects sophomore Alice Ma show off their “Free Hugs” signs that will be used on Feb. 3. Wu hopes that this year's event, with kindness cards, posters, and more, will be more prominent across campus. Photo by Karishma Mehrotra

 
From Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, Leo Club will be holding its second “Share the Love Week,” complete with friendship grams, heart-shaped posters and various other ways to show love and appreciation throughout campus.

Monday through Wednesday will be dedicated to spreading love through handmade friendship grams, bracelets and origami hearts that will be offered in the rally court to students at lunch. On Friday, the club officers will deliver the grams through recipients‘ teachers. Other personalized small gifts can also accompany the delivery.

On Thursday, the club will place large paper hearts in the rally court during lunch for students to leave painted hand prints and smaller decorated paper hearts on. The large posters will end up on the A building wall.

The final day of the week, Friday, will be the classic “Free Hug Day,” with signs provided by the club in the rally court, classrooms, and ASB. All students are allowed to participate in the event.

Leo Club is a community service club under the world’s largest service club, Lion’s Club, and is relatively new to the school. According to club president senior Tiffany Wu, the club strives to differentiate itself from other service clubs on campus by finding unique projects that are both personal and meaningful.

“We do a lot of community events. We help out with international causes. But sometimes we don’t look around at our own community here,” Wu said. “So it’s a cause that we want to pursue that’s more close to us.”

According to Director of Events sophomore Jessica Ho, the club has added a couple of things since last year’s event, including the kindness cards that will be passed on throughout the day. Students are encouraged to pass on the messages of appreciation to anyone.

Also, instead of simply signing the large poster on Thursday this year, the officers have added extra opportunities for involvement, like the hand prints and small poster hearts. Lastly, the officers plan to give “Free Hug Day” more of a presence by painting hearts and the word “Hug?” on students’ cheeks before school.

According to Wu, last year’s event wasn’t very large across campus because the club and the event were still new. She hopes to make it more prominent this year by getting more students involved.

“I think it’s just to tell people to appreciate the people around us,” Wu said. “Even in our own community here, there is a lot we can do to help. And a small token of appreciation can go a long way.”

Click here for the “Share the Love Week” promotional video.
Click here for another past Leo Club event.