Volunteers seek donations for CHS grads’ gift bags

Parents, township officials and Project Graduation have already found support from residents, businesses

Madeleine Maccar The Sun: During the week of June 8, Cherokee High School’s class of 2020 will be able to pick up senior-year memorabilia at the school, which will include gift bags for each of the 530 graduates.

A handful of parents, Evesham Township officials and Cherokee High School’s Project Graduation are coming together to give the class of 2020 a milestone sendoff all their own.

They are asking local businesses and residents for donations, as they are collecting items to include in gift bags for each graduating senior.

Volunteers are planing to have a drive-up table at the high school, which will be manned by parents and representatives from town businesses during Cherokee‘s senior collection and distribution week, which runs from June 8 to 12. They will hand out gift bags to each senior when they also receive their Disney-trip items, yearbooks and other senior-year memorabilia.

The 530 swag bags already include gift cards, coupons, water bottles, snacks and a variety of small gifts from local businesses from an array of local businesses, organizations and residents.   

Volunteers are also creating a video with special messages to the seniors from each of the businesses that donated an item. Those videos will be shared on social media. 

Anyone looking to volunteer or donate items for the class of 2020’s gift bags are invited to contact Melissa Costello at either (856) 745-9774 or Costello.mm03@gmail.com.