As a follow up to our November SCA project, I thought I would share our December fundraiser. Our SCA hosted "Christmas for Kids." All students were encouraged to donate 1$, 3$, or 5$ to "buy" a Christmas ornament to tape on their classroom door. This is how we determined which class raised the most money. The fundraiser lasted for one week and we raised $615.00! We took the money and went to Walmart to buy all kinds of games, crafts, toys, and books and donated them to the children's ward of our local hospital. There would be at least 40 children staying in the hospital over Christmas and we donated enough toys for every child to receive at least one Christmas present and the leftovers would go into their community room for all the children to enjoy.
The students at our school are so generous and they love helping others. I am very thankful to be one of the leaders for SCA because it gives me a chance to build relationships with many 5th grade students. It also gives me the chance to teach the importance of thinking of others and helping those in need.