Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $3,380
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: February 7, 2018
Oldfield Middle School
Old Field Road, Greenlawn
On Feb. 7, eighth graders at Oldfield Middle School in the Harborfields Central School District participated in The Charity Challenge — a fundraising competition in which proceeds were donated to the charity organization myFace.
Each year, eighth-graders at Oldfield Middle choose a charity they’d like to support with this grade-wide fundraiser. After rounds of persuasive speeches within classrooms, students vote on their peers’ essays. Ten semifinalists are then chosen to present their charities to the entire grade. This year’s winner was Wyatt LaFountaine, who chose the charity myFace — a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with facial disfigurement. Focused mainly on children and their families, myFace funds medical, surgical, dental and psychosocial services as well as research and public awareness.
“I have a personal connection with this charity,” Wyatt said, “and I was so thankful my classmates chose myFace. This organization help so many people, and make so many lives better…and we’ll be helping them do that.”
To participate in the challenge, students paid an entrance fee, plus any additional funds they raised and formed teams. Students participated in physical and mental challenges, such as human “Hungry Hungry Hippos,” a ring toss, Kahoot trivia and more.
“My parents always told me that our generation is going to be the one to make a difference,” said eighth-grader Quinn, “and being able to participate in something like this really makes me feel like that’s true.”
- Eighth graders at Oldfield Middle School participated in The Charity Challenge on Feb. 7.
- Wyatt LaFountaine (second right) and his team participated in The Charity Challenge on Feb. 7, raising money for the non-profit organization myFace.
- At Oldfield Middle School’s annual Charity Challenge’s, students participated in many challenges, including human “Hungry Hungry Hippos”
Photos courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District