Fundraising committee donates hundreds of dollars

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This year the Fundraising Committee sponsored several activities revolving around major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving. Although the committee is a team effort, they do have a chairperson, and it is Patti Wendle. They began this year’s holiday stretch by collecting donations for Sharing For The Holidays.

“We basically accept donations from students and teachers for different projects that we do throughout the year,” Wendle said

These projects include Everything But The Turkey baskets, which provided nine families with baskets that included all the necessities of a Thanksgiving dinner, besides the turkey.

However, for Sharing For The Holidays, teachers donated money for the dress down day in which they could stray from a suit and tie, or a dress and heels, and wear jeans and a t-shirt. The money that the committee collected from these donations was given to nine students. Three on the ninth grade floor, three on the eighth grade floor, three on the seventh grade floor, and also students who can’t afford winter coats or things that they need.

In the cafeterias, students donated money in hopes to win a reward movie. The grade level that donated the most money won a reward movie to get out of their seventh and eighth periods. The teachers also donated money in order to be part of a breakfast that the school would provide. All the money that was received here, went towards the Veteran’s Home, in order to buy presents for the veterans.  

  Sharing is caring!! Ninth grader, Megan Fisher, collects donations for Sharing For The Holidays. The ninth grade class collected over $350 for the veterans who served for our country. Photo by Hannah Barr