Schools around APS rally for aid to Haiti
Help for Haiti seems to be springing up all around Atlanta Public Schools, from pennies to dollars to blankets and clothing. The level of caring and giving rises with each day as students, faculty, staff, parents and community supporters rally to the nation’s aid.
For example, what started out as a hallway conversation among teachers at Brandon Elementary School has ballooned into a full-blown fundraising drive led by the students that has raised $4,000 for Haiti. Read more about that effort here.
Fundraising efforts at Forrest Hill Academy have raised nearly $1,000 in Haiti relief — thanks in part to a spaghetti dinner. Read more about that effort here.
Continental Colony Elementary School recently conducted a two-week “Pay It Forward” campaign for the victims of Haiti. During that time, the school collected a total of $485.48. The proceeds were mailed to the America Red Cross Foundation. Read more about that effort here.
Inman Middle School seventh-grader Hope Van Duyne helped lead a penny drive and a bake sale to raise $1,200 to get water purifying packets to be made in Haiti and handed out to survivors for cleaner drinking water. Read more about that effort here.
Walter White and Frank L. Stanton elementary school students and staff and gotten into the help for Haiti. At White, students and staff collected a range of supplies including toiletry items, water, medical supplies, baby food and other baby needs. At Stanton, staff and students focused on donating cases of bottled water. Read more about that effort here.
Walter Leonard Parks Middle School students participated in a program Friday sponsored by the Haitian-American Women-Children Health and Educational Services, Inc. (HAWCHES, INC.). Students have started collecting money from people in the Pittsburgh community for the Red Cross organization. Students have also started to create a series of art projects that depict the destruction of the earthquake. Read more about that effort here.
With daily French classes and a teacher with Haitian roots, Fickett Elementary chose to act quickly to contribute to the country’s disaster relief efforts. On Jan. 21, more than 500 students packed Fickett’s gym for a sock hop to raise funds for Haitian earthquakes victims. With a $1.00 admission fee and a packed concession stand, Fickett raised over $1,000. Read more about that effort here.
Inman Middle School joins a growing list of schools in the APS system banding together to help provide relief for the victims of the Haiti earthquakes. Inman will provide “A Night of Jazz for Haiti” at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the school’s gymnasium. Read more about that effort here.
Gideons Elementary students, faculty, parents and staff raised $1,000 for the Red Cross to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. It’s yet another example of how Atlanta Public Schools seeks to prepare global leaders.
Deerwood Academy students made an immediate connection with the children of Haiti. With members of the faculty as well as some of its students having family in Haiti, it was a no-brainer that the students of Deerwood Academy would extend a “helping hand,” thus the beginning of its school-wide service learning project. The goal: collect 1,000 hand sanitizers. Read more about that effort here.
In an effort to help babies who are struggling in Haiti, Mary Lin Elementary School has collected diapers and baby wipes. The collection was done during the week of Jan. 21-28, and provided a great experience for children to be able to help. The school collected 3,013 diapers and 13,548 baby wipes. Read more about that effort here.
Hill-Hope Elementary has launched a “Flip-Flops February Hygiene for Haiti Initiative” for the entire month of February. Students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members are encouraged to donate hygiene products including (but not limited to) deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair products, baby powder, baby oil, lotion, Vaseline, female products to the school. Read more about that effort here.
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