Interact Makes a Difference

Two students and a teacher pose with collected items.
The high school’s Interact Club took their toy and pajama drive to the next level by personally delivering the collected items to Winthrop Hospital, where they will be distributed to children undergoing various medical treatments.

The club members collected the items for the Matthew Fetzer Foundation which was established in memory of Matthew Fetzer, who lost his life to cancer when he was a student at Bayville Intermediate School. When Matthew was sick, he dreamed of bringing toys to sick children when he got better. His family made sure his dream would come true in his honor, and the school community supports their efforts each year.

Interact Club adviser Erica Reilly said the club’s members work all year to support important causes. “Supporting the Matthew Fetzer Foundation makes the students feel good, knowing they are helping children who are suffering,” Ms. Reilly said. “Putting a smile on the face of a child who may not have much to smile about is extremely gratifying.”