Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $4,225
Event Amount Raised: $5,500
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: June 14, 2016
2 Old Field Road Greenlawn
New York 11740, United States
As a result of their collaborative efforts, members of the Harborfields High School Global Justice Club, which includes student athletes, under the advisement of Michelle Da Silva, raised and donated $5,500 to The Magic Penny Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports educational, economic and agricultural programs in the village of Bompehtoke in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Throughout the year, club members sponsored various fundraising activities in an effort to surpass their donation last year. In early March, the student organization hosted their sixth annual Global Justice Club Concert as their final fundraising event of the year. The event drew in the entire community with a variety of raffle donations. In addition, club members sold student-designed concert merchandise and baked goods to raise money.
Since 2012, the club has raised more than $22,000 for The Magic Penny Inc. The money raised this year will be applied to scholarships for young people who want to continue their studies in teacher training for the local school.
Global Justice Club officers presented Lucy Sumner, Magic Penny president and former Harborfields music teacher, with the donation on June 3.
Photo Caption: Harborfields High School Assistant Principal Timothy Russo, Global Justice Adviser Michelle Da Silva, President Ryan Scanlon, Public Relations Pat Finn, Treasurer Sabrina Qi, Vice President Rachel Glackin, Lucy Sumner and Secretary Abigail Wax.
Photo courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District