Students from Central High School sponsor Race for Hope and donate $3612
After visiting the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit with their high school from Independence, Oregon, and experiencing the needs of people around the world, five Central High School students decided they needed to do something.
Molly Mack, a senior, spearheaded a project to sponsor a Race for Hope that would benefit Medical Teams International and the many people whom the students learned about in the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit. Molly and her friends not only raised awareness and got people to sign up for the Race for Hope, but they also visited local businesses and asked for donations.
One of the student sponsors, Junior Jenn Lippert, says. “I think it is totally possible for kids our age to make a difference." She’s right. They did make a difference.
The students raised $3612—which will go a long way to bring hope to hundreds of families. That gift can provide medicine to treat more than 1,700 children who have malaria or can provide care and medicine for 180 families living in the camps in northern Uganda.
Read more about the students and see a video about how they made a difference.
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