By Kevin Clarkson
The Horror/Sci-fi club will be hosting its annual bake sale on October 29 in order to support Child’s Play, a charity that provides games for children with an illness.
Every year for the past five years, the Horror/Sci-fi club hosts its annual bake sale in order to give back to the community. Last semester, the sale was for JDRF a diabetes organization that helps spread the awareness, and knowledge of type-one diabetes. This year club president Christopher Paolano, visual arts major, chose Child’s Play.
Child’s Play seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and the power of play and generosity of video game industry.
“I chose to host this event, it is always good for a club or organization to give back,” said Paolano. “I believe people really get into it, it’s exciting to see some other foods. There will be treats like cupcakes, brownies, cookies and really anything people want to bake. This foundation is used to get games, toys for children all year round in hospitals. All the money we raise will be going to them.”
Last year alone, Child’s Play rose over $3.5 million dollars! With the help of the Horror/Sci-fi club’s bake sale, and with the support of the student body, this year’s bake sale can also be a huge success.
Dr. William Burns of the English department is the club adviser, and discussed the some of the aspects of the club.
“We try to do an event that can help benefit a charity and the community. We want to combat this idea that people who are fans of horror and Sci-fi are mean and scary. We want to help the community,” Dr. Burns said. “How can you be evil if you’re doing a bake sale?!”
The bake sale will be held in the main lobby of the Babylon Student Center, on October 29 between 9:30 am and 3 pm.
The next event for the Horror/Sci-fi club will be in November when they try to get together a food drive with non-perishable foods and canned goods. All of the food collected will go to a local food pantry for Thanksgiving.
The purpose of the club is to share the passion for horror and Sci-fi, and explore all aspects of the genres through film, television, or literature. The club is always drawing fans, and is already five years old. Also, they are looking for new members and volunteers for both events! The club usually meets Wednesdays during common hour, in the Islip Arts building, in room 203.
If you would like more information about the bake sale, the food drive, or the Horror/Sci-fi club please contact Dr. Burns in his office or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a donation to Child’s Play or need more information visit their website http://childsplaycharity.org