Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hats for Haiti

February was not just Black History Month at Shamrock. It was also the month of our Hats for Haiti fundraiser.

Each Friday during February, students paid $1 each for the right to dress up. The first Friday was Hat Day, the second Denim Day, the third Sports Day and the last Tacky Day (this day also offered a learning opportunity, since a lot of our students didn't know what the word "tacky" meant).

Students made posters for the halls, and dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies flowed in. At the end of the month, we sent $918.88 to the Red Cross to help people in Haiti. Pretty good for a school with 350 students.

Although our families don't have much, they always give. Last year, we raised more than $1,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The woman who came to Shamrock to receive the check noted that the Society always does well at high-poverty schools. Our kids have big hearts.

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