In light of the recent hurricanes, sixth graders in Mrs. Sherer’s English Language Arts and math classes at Hawthorne Middle School decided they wanted to help.
The students wanted to gather and ship supplies to Texas to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey; however, because of the cost of shipping, Mrs. Sherer suggested they raise money and send it to a reliable source.
Students took action and decided to hold bake sales during lunch to raise money for the hurricane victims.
The students also have Mrs. Sherer for math, so they used their fundraiser not only to help those who suffered from Hurricane Harvey but incorporated the project into their learning.
The math classes set a goal to raise $50 a day and to hold the bake sale September 5 through September 8 to raise $200.
On the first day of the bake sale, students brought donuts, cookies, Rice Krispy peanut butter treats, brownies, zucchini bread, and candy sushi and raised $69.
The students raised $123 on day two after they replaced donuts with peanut butter candy and then decided to raise their fundraising goal to $400.
In the end, the students surpassed even their increased goal and raised a total of $619.
One of Hawthorne’s new teachers’ hometown, Beaumont, Texas, was under water. Because of their connection to her, they decided to donate the money they raised to the Red Cross in that town.