Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Houston area. A group of students at Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School in Santa Clarita, California decided to step up and see how much money they could raise to help those that were affected.
On September 8th, a large group of students got together and held buckets with the message, “Place Hope Here” and asked parents and others dropping students off that morning, picking up or dropping off at lunch and leaving at the end of the school day if they would make a small donation. 400 students participated so they set a lofty goal of raising at least $1,000 for the cause.
They were able to raise more than triple the goal and donated the money to Global Giving, a non-profit organization that donates to local charities like the Houston Food Bank and the Humane Society and provides relief in both the short-term and long-term.
Here is a story in their local paper, The Signal of Santa Clarita Valley, that gives more information on their efforts in creating this fundraiser – http://signalscv.com/2017/09/aoc-students-rally-together-fundraise-hurricane-harvey-relief/
The kids had a great time and saw that by working together they could exceed their goals and make a positive impact on society. Possibly students at your school could use this example and create a fundraiser to benefit a cause that is important to them.