A group of Moss Haven students and staff set a goal of raising $1500 for the Haitian Relief fund following the earthquake and — thanks in part to these stylish little handmade bracelets — brought in a whopping $5462.04, which they delivered yesterday to Brandy Dail, the area director for World Vision.
After the jump, Jodi Stewart tells us how it all went down:
Moss Haven students and staff decided they could help the people of Haiti after the recent earthquake. They set a goal to raise $1500 to donate to the relief fund through World Vision. MHE’s Beta Club, 5th and 6th grade honor students, added a little incentive. Every student that contributed even a penny would get a Haiti bracelet. Beta Club members meet after school and over the weekend to create the bracelets. As a reminder of the needs in Haiti, each bracelet had 4 beads: blue for clean drinking water, black for shelter, green for food and red for medical supplies. And the pennies poured in! In one week, Moss Haven families donated $2731.02. Teachers and staff helped too. One teacher gave up her Starbucks all week, putting the money she would have spent each morning into the collection. At the all school assembly at the end of the week, event organizers Sharon Kirkpatrick and Jessica Harris shared some additional good news. An anonymous neighbor in the Moss Haven area heard what the students were doing and matched their contribution. Brandy Dail, Area Director for World Vision, was on hand to receive the check for $5462.04! Students are celebrating with Pajama Day, Crazy Hat Day, 15 minutes of extra recess and an Ice Cream Party.