Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,352
Event Amount Raised: $1,000
Event Type: Advocacy & Human Rights
Date: March 17, 2021
Ward Melville High School
Old Town Road, Setauket- East Setauket
Several clubs at Ward Melville High School recently teamed up together to foster a sense of unity throughout the Three Village school community by launching a T-Shirt fundraiser to benefit the Erase Racism organization.
The project was conceptualized during an initial discussion at a Muslim Student Association meeting and then sparked a collaboration plan involving the Diversity Club, Students United in Faith, Hebrew Culture Club and the Patriot League student groups. Club members met via Google Classroom to create T-shirt designs that promoted their mission, voted on which idea to move forward with and ultimately finalized their design plans to ensure all of the clubs were presented and included. The final shirts were imprinted with the names of the participating clubs on the back and the words “Diversity is our Strength, Unity is our Power” on the front.
Through word of mouth, the club members then sold the T-shirts and raised more than $1,000 for the cause. Students and staff have been wearing the shirts on designated days to help further spread the notion that “together we rise, divided we fall.”
Photo caption: Ward Melville High School students and staff proudly display the T-shirts they created to celebrate unity and raise funds for the Erase Racism organization.
Photo courtesy of the Three Village Central School District