Students Raise Funds for Humanitarian Outreach
The CWS 8th graders were able to raise enough money to purchase these gifts: a Water Buffalo, Llama, Goat, Sheep, Honeybees and Flock of Chicks.
As part of the global awareness and outreach elements of the curriculum, the 8th grade developed and promoted a fundraising drive that culminated this year in earning approximately $700.00 that they then donated to Heifer International to help efforts to alleviate hunger and poverty.
Heifer International is a global nonprofit humanitarian assistance organization working to help end hunger and poverty and at the same time protect the environment and care for the Earth. Heifer provides living gifts of area-appropriate livestock and training in environmentally sound agricultural practices to families in need to help lift themselves out of poverty to become self-reliant.
For more than 65 years, Heifer has worked to help improve livelihoods for families that struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Since 1944, Heifer has helped more than 12 million families—62 million men, women and children—more than 1.5 million families in 2008-09.
Additional 8th Grade Efforts Raised 210 pairs of shoes.
Last year the 8th Grade held a bake sale to benefit the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake. This year they decided to donate the money to Soles 4 Souls which provides a pair of shoes for every dollar raised to those in need. The 8th graders raised $175.00 and collected 35 pairs of shoes which enabled them to provide 210 pairs of shoes to the people of Haiti.
The students offered services like shoveling snow, babysitting and bake sales to raise money for their class project. Thanks to the 8th Grade students for spearheading this initiative and raising generous funds for these worthy causes!