SLHS Student Council donates funds from annual ‘Love Week’ event to Amberly’s Place
San Luis High School’s Student Council hosted their 15th annual “Love Night” event on Feb. 9, 2023. Combining the funds from the school’s “Love Week” activities; this year’s recipient, Amberly’s Place, will receive nearly $5,000 in donations.
On March 8, Amberly’s Place executive director Tori Bourguignon and victim advocate Joanna Rojas, who is a SLHS alumna, went to the school to commemorate the occasion.
“I feel very proud of our community for getting together, especially the students and teachers, in gathering the funds,” SLHS Student Council Secretary Everett Salgado said. “This year, we wanted to donate to an organization that meant a lot to the community. One organization that was mentioned by many people was Amberly’s Place.”
Love Week and Love Night has been hosted by SLHS in an effort to raise money for those in need within the community. The money is raised by selling Love Night shirts. During the event, SLHS clubs volunteer and set up activities or sell food. All proceeds go to the recipient.
“This is by far my favorite event because the best of SLHS comes together to make a difference for someone else,” SLHS Student Council Adviser Timothy Rebek said. “The students are always eager to help and it is truly an all school event.”
Amberly’s Place will utilize the donation to assist victims and their families with therapy sessions, emergency hotel stays, home repairs, and other emergent needs.
“The students at San Luis High School demonstrated their leadership and their willingness to serve to give back to their community,” Bourguignon said. “This is a huge contribution and reflects their hard work and commitment to their community and the world around them.”
Amberly's Place is an equal access/equal opportunity non-profit organization assisting victims of child sexual and/or physical abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking in Yuma County.