Miles of Smiles club sponsors charity photo booth


Students take photos in the photo booth sponsored by the Miles for Smiles club. Credit: Jenny Li/Chronicle

Jenny Li

Members of the Miles of Smiles club raised $1,100 to help patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles afford their medical expenses. The event, Smile! for CHLA, encouraged members of the community to donate and take pictures in an inflatable photo booth and in front of a Pikachu mascot costume in the lounge from fourth to seventh period Oct. 31.

“We realize that we are a part of a privileged community, and we would like to help others who are less fortunate,” Miles of Smiles club leader Myria Chen ’18 said.

Students in the lounge said they were excited to help patients while also taking pictures.

“I think this just makes Halloween even more fun,” Beata Hitterrer ’19 said. “This is an awesome way to raise money for the children and have fun at the same time.”

Club members said they were pleased with the turnout and are looking forwards to achieving their future plans.

“We had a lot of success in this photo booth,” club member Allen Gan ’18 said. “We are one step closer in accomplishing our goals in helping the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.”