Students and staff in the Riverview Gardens School District are finding creative ways of raising money for Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
At Lewis & Clark Elementary School on Friday, students donated money to forego wearing school uniforms for the day and receive a cupcake at lunch. The cupcakes were baked and donated to the school for this project by volunteers with both the St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Program and Missionaries of Charity food service. Lewis & Clark students raised $371 for the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief efforts. Students have been learning about Haiti and the effects of the recent earthquake in class and during morning announcements.
At Moline Elementary, staff members donated money on Friday to participate in a barbecue lunch, which was pre-planned as an event to celebrate student academic effort. Principal Michael Wallace grilled hot dogs and bratwursts for all students who returned completed academic packets from winter break and were present at school on the day school resumed on Jan. 4. A total of 225 students earned this special lunch, which also included baked beans, chips and a drink. Staff raised $232 on Friday for Haiti, and students will bring in their donations next week. All donations will be sent to the Red Cross.
Central Middle School students are hosting an “out of uniform” day on Jan. 29 to raise money for Haiti.