Here’s another one from St. Mark’s. A clothing drive at the school ended Friday with quite the haul: 4,200 pounds of gently used apparel for the Austin Street Centre and North Dallas Shared Ministries.
I’ve just done some crash-Googling, and that’s more than the weight of a great white shark. Or a small-end African elephant, according to National Geographic. Or, you know, a car.
A more logical comparison: The high school (were it a college) would’ve won handily for “per student poundage” in the national One Shirt Challenge campus clothing drive in April.
The One Shirt thing technically lasts a week, and St. Mark’s students had two, but still. Cut their total in half, and they’d still have won — and even been in the top five for total donations. (The top two spots went to Florida State and West Virginia, which have about 40,000 and 30,000 students, respectively. St. Mark’s has 800).