Team Houston Bracelets Net $3500 To Aid Houston Schools
Raise money to help students in Houston schools? Challenge accepted, says the fifth grade Challenge class.
After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston this summer, L-S joined other school districts around the country to raise money for people affected by the catastrophic storm. Lampeter-Strasburg High School collected more than $3,600 for the Red Cross through a homeroom collection contest while the elementary schools joined forces with Martin Meylin to sell custom-designed Team Houston bracelets*. Mr. Raum, Martin Meylin’s principal, designed the bracelet and developed a partnership with Edison Middle School and the Houston Independent School District (HISD). The Martin Meylin student council handled promotion and sales at the middle school. Members of the Lampeter Elementary PTO volunteered their time to sell bracelets at the Pioneer Dash on Friday, October 6.
At Hans Herr, Mrs. Lapp’s fifth grade Challenge class took on the challenge of managing the fundraiser. After setting a goal of $1,500 in sales, the group dove in by creating flyers and posters, crafting a colorful donation box for the school office, and performing skits on the morning announcements. And that was just the beginning for these dedicated elementary school students. They organizaed and fulfilled orders, logged payments, and kept track of it all on a detailed spreadsheet that they created. It took just a few weeks for the class to reach and surpass their goal!
To date, Team Houston bracelet sales have earned approximately $3,500 to help students in Houston. The funds will be used to provide students in need with new uniforms and school supplies.
*note: bracelets were designed and ordered before hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Florida and Puerto Rico.
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