It’s Friday and who doesn’t love a feel good post to kickstart the weekend! After receiving a donation in the mail without a cover letter, we did a little digging and found that the donation came from a fourth grade class at Erdenheim Elementary, PA. After reaching out, we learned the following:
“After being so affected by the Uvalde shooting (after so many others) our 4th Grade Team met and discussed what we could do. We are sensitive to the fact that we teach a grade level that not all parents/guardians have discussed details about these events with their children. One teacher suggested having students hand make items to “sell” to each other and all sales could go to charity. The students loved this idea and were super excited to create items and participate.
We called this Market Day for Charity and notified families with a digital flyer that included a link to [the Safe and Sound Schools] website. I came across your non-profit while searching for a place to donate! We felt your mission of supporting schools and students was something we could discuss with fourth graders in an age appropriate way and that all families could support and get behind your important mission. Students made games, bookmarks, art projects, stress balls and more and had so much fun shopping for charity! I have attached pictures of my students’ shops and the picture of a portion of our 200 fourth graders holding a “check” for Safe and Sound Schools.”
The Erdenheim Elementary community is committed to creating opportunities and modeling the importance of giving back. Thank you to the fourth grade students, parents, and staff who made this fundraiser possible, and thank you for choosing Safe and Sound Schools as the recipient of your creative fundraiser!