Class notes: Strawberry Park students raise $2,000 for Haiti
March 7, 2010
In one week last month, the Strawberry Park Elementary School Student Council raised more than $2,000 for the Haiti earthquake relief effort. Student Council members presented Wish For Haiti's Tracy Metzler with the check Feb. 26.
Sherry Holland, one of the Student Council's advisors, said the money was raised Feb. 8 to 12 during the school's "Hearts for Haiti" week. The week included a number of activities, including collecting coins in classrooms, selling Olympic-related items in the school store, selling 25-cent cookies and delivering valentines to students from their parents.
"What I think is profound, there's a lot of hurt in the world," Holland said. "Our kids are fortunate and they know it. Something that speaks positively about our kids is when they're called to help, they step up to the plate."
Holland said staff and parents also contributed to the effort.
Wish For Haiti is an aid organization started by Steamboat Springs residents Nick and Tracy Metzler, Tracy's sisters and their families. It supports an orphanage in Port-au-Prince that was demolished by the earthquake.
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