Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Amount Raised: $430
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: February 16, 2022
A Change Wars fundraising initiative in the Southampton School District, spearheaded by school resource officers Tiffany Lubold and Lisa McCulley, brought Southampton Intermediate School students together to raise money for local families in need.
Students raised $430 during a four-day period, with each grade level competing to donate the most change. They could also donate dollars, which carried extra points and were matched by the Southampton Village PBA. The money was collected in five-gallon water jugs that were decorated by the school’s National Junior Honor Society and student council.
“We wanted to create a fundraising project that would boost morale, benefit families within the building and be simple enough for everyone to participate in,” said McCulley.
The seventh grade won the competition and were treated to a hot chocolate social on Feb. 11. The social included hot chocolate, cookies and doughnuts donated by the Southampton PBA, Peconic Beverage, Hampton Coffee Company and Dunkin Donuts.
“We are very proud of the students,” said McCulley. “They did a great job.”
All funds will be provided to families with children in Southampton Intermediate School and dispensed by the school’s guidance counselors.
Photo caption: Southampton Intermediate School students raised funds for families in need through a four-day Change Wars fundraiser.
Photo courtesy of the Southampton Union Free School District