The Hawthorn Middle School South Student Council has been busy this year fundraising.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, students and other participants will carry on their heads plastic gallon jugs filled with water, symbolizing the difficult task that women and children endure daily in other parts of the world. Students practiced the walk during physical education classes.

Earlier this year, the group collected 1,300 items of non-perishable food items to donate to Vernon Township and the Midwest Veterans Closet.

Community members interested in donating to this cause should make their check out to District 73 –  Water Walk. The money is donated to the which supports plans to bring clean water supplies to international regions where there is currently no clean water.