Number of Participants: 14
Hours Donated: 7
Value of Time Served: $828
Event Amount Raised: $600
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: January 13, 2022
Edna Louise Spear Elementary School staff and students took a lesson in English and journalism and turned it into a far-exceeding fundraising effort to assist a nation more than 8,500 miles away.
“Save Madagascar” was prompted by learning about the suffering and famine in the African island country. Students in Paige Lohman and Laura Kelly’s fifth grade class learned about the ongoing drought, which has led to food shortages and hunger. Students created posters, visited the lower grade levels to share their research and student Jacob Fulton made daily announcements each morning to advertise the fundraiser. With an intended goal of $320 to feed 45 people for one month, the schoolwide fundraising efforts raised $600 in one week’s time.
Photo caption: Port Jefferson School District’s fifth grade students in Paige Lohman and Laura Kelly’s class raised money to “Save Madagascar.”
Photo courtesy of the Port Jefferson School District