Recently, I finished reading the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park for my 7th grade language arts class. In it, I learned how hard it is for some people in Africa to get water, a basic necessity to life. I also learned how getting sick from unclean water can devastate a family. I was inspired to take action to help raise money to fund a well to provide clean water in Africa.
My first step toward raising money was holding a fundraiser at my charter school. We wear uniforms four days a week, and, with my principal's permission, I started a four day campaign where students could donate $2 a day to wear free dress instead of their uniform. I called it Wear for Water, and it was very successful. In four days I raised $1,382. My goal is to raise $5,000 to underwrite a project by the time I graduate 8th grade in June of 2017.
Update: In January, 2017 our school hosted another Wear for Water fundraiser. It was even more successful than last time, and we raised $1485. I am now over 60% to my goal. I am still on target to hopefully reach my goal of $5,000 by the end of June, 2017.
Update 2: In May 2017, Loomis Basin Charter School held it's final Wear for Water fundraiser. The event raised $1480. While I did not reach my goal of $5,000, I came very close and $4,566.97 is still so much more money than I ever dreamed I would raise. I am thankful for all who participated in Wear for Water and happy that LBCS gets to help make a difference.
Please consider donating even a small amount to this worthy cause.
|Donations from Katelyn's birthday party
|This is from LBCS Wear for Water January, 2017.
|This donation is from Wear for Water at Loomis Basin Charter School.
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