Great Bend High School students in the A Cappella Choir are ready and available to shop for people who don’t want to go to the store themselves, music instructor Susan Stambaugh said.
The new service is another way for students to raise money for a trip to Washington, D.C., next spring.
Stambaugh said she got the idea after hearing someone say, “I would pay someone to shop for me.”
Customers are first screened by the teacher, and they will need to get a prepaid credit card, one not tied to a bank account.
Students will work in pairs, taking the shopping lists to Dillons and Walmart.
“The kids are really excited about it,” Stambaugh said. The class has 55 students and more than half of them said they’d like to participate.
This service would be good for shut-ins, she said. In some cases, the students would be willing to put the groceries away for the customer.
That isn’t the only fundraiser A Cappella Choir members are doing. Students are available to do odd jobs, such as raking leaves or putting up Christmas lights. Anyone interested in learning more about the shopping service or Rent-A-Student should call GBHS, 793-1521, and ask for Stambaugh.
Big garage sale
There will also be a garage sale from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Panther Activity Center, located at 19th and Odell. There will be more than 50 tables with items, and proceeds will benefit the A Cappella Choir.
Stambaugh added that the students are still accepting donations of quality items for this sale, and they are also willing to come by and pick up a piece of furniture or other item. Anyone interested in arranging for something to be picked up should call Stambaugh at the high school before 3:30 p.m. on Friday.