By Kayla Gayle, Student Life Editor
Amongst the various clubs that started this new semester, the Disabled and Abled United Club has emerged to make a difference for the disabled community.
Junior Alina Caro, the club’s founder, said the club would positively affect the disabled population “by raising awareness and money, being their friend, being a helping hand and just being there for them.”
The creation of the club was inspired by Caro’s second grade friend, Zane. He has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Caro became close with him by helping with his classes and homework.
Caro dubbed the club “Zane’s Promise” and said he is the “whole purpose and reason behind why I started this club.”
The club plans to organize fundraisers such as walks and bus loop sales of pins and bracelets to aid the disabled community.
The Disabled and Abled United Club meets every two weeks on Wednesdays from 3:20 p. m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TV Production room.
“If you have a heart for the disabled population and you want to unite both communities, disabled and abled, and you want to be the voice for them, and to discuss real world issues regarding the ADA and the disabled population,” Caro said, “then I think it would be a great club for you to join.”