Published : Friday, 05 Feb 2010, 6:22 PM CST
At Howe Elementary School in Green Bay students learned a little bit goes a long way.
“My students were so touched by the earthquake that they kind of came up with this idea that we should have a money drive,” said third grade Howe Elementary teacher Carissa Grasse.
The students raised more than $1,000 with a penny drive. That money was matched by an anonymous donor and given to the American Red Cross.
“It’s been so inspiring because our students don’t have a lot. A lot of them come from homes where they’re living in poverty,” said Grasse.
Students at Marinette High School have done their part to contribute in a big way, with only a little bit of time.
Every year the high school holds a winter games event and students get involved with a charity. Choosing to help out Haiti was a last minute decision. $3,300 was raised in less than a week.
“I think it’s great that teenagers can make so much of a difference and raise so much money,” said senior Matt Swiatnicki.
Green Bay’s Southwest High School students held a pep-rally on Friday with a focus on Haiti.
“We just kind of came down to the conclusion that we were going to sell t-shirts, and it just kind of evolved into this massive project,” said teacher Christy Faymonville.
Students designed “Project Haiti” t-shirts to raise money for UNICEF. They sold more than 800 shirts, and earned more than $5,000. Their pep rally also helped them raise an additional $264.
“One shirt can feed three families. It’s a really dig deal, we really are doing a great thing,” said Ashley Duda who helped organize the fundraiser.
The fundraising techniques among the schools may be different, but the result is the same. Help for those who need it.