Community briefs: Teens holding clothing drive; fundraisers; student honored; and more

Teens holding
clothing drive
in East Helena

Teens from the East Helena area, along with the East Helena Branch Library staff, will have a clothing drive, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29, at the East Helena Library, 16 E. Main St.

The event is the culmination of the teen-led Democracy Project.

The teens believed that warm weather clothing was a need in their community. Working with area nonprofits and other organizations that focus on youth, families in need and veterans, the teens will take the clothing drive items and disperse them throughout the community through collaborating businesses. 

The Democracy Project is a teen-led, nonpartisan initiative supported by local libraries, community partners and Humanities Montana. This program gives teens the resources to make change through civic participation.

People are also reading… Greater Helena
Gives to benefit
area nonprofits

Greater Helena Gives, the 24-hour fundraiser for various Helena nonprofits, will be May 3-4.

In 2022, Greater Helena Gives raised $233,971 for 96 local nonprofits from 995 donors. This year organizers hope to raise even more. There are 110 nonprofits participating this year.

It begins 8 p.m. May 3 and continues through to 8 p.m. May 4.

The event is organized by the Helena Area

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