Press Release for "Help for Haiti"

Submitted by julia.murray on Mon, 03/15/2010 - 21:52
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The students at Art City Elementary are holding a Help for Haiti fundraiser from 02/23/2010 to 03/02/2010.  (Picture: Art City Student Council)

Each class will be discussing the recent earthquake that struck the impoverished island nation of Haiti.  A donation container will be placed in each classroom and students will have the opportunity to make a donation to help the children of Haiti recover from the terrible devastation that has disrupted their lives.  Students will be encouraged to donate what they can, no amount is too small!  At the conclusion of our campaign a donation will be made to Save the Children.

Established in 1932, Save the Children Federation, Inc. is a registered 501(c) (3) organization.  Their mission is to create lasting, positive change in the lives of children in need.  Save the Children has worked in Haiti continuously since 1978. Local staff members in Port-au-Prince have been joined by Save the Children’s international disaster response experts and have, to date, reached over 200,000 people with immediate assistance. Please see their website,, for more information.

The Help for Haiti fundraiser goal is to encourage our students, who are ultimately our future leaders, to have empathy for those in need -- and know that they can have an impact in the lives of those who are suffering.

If you desire to make a donation to this cause, you may do so by dropping off a check or cash donation at Art City Elementary's  front office, Trapnell Orthodontics or the Springville Dairy Queen.   Please write checks out to: Help for Haiti.

A closing assembly will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd at 9:30 am where the students will bring the money each class donated, and add up the final amount collected for the entire school.

The students are eagerly looking forward to this opportunity to help the children of Haiti recover from the effects of the January 12th earthquake that has affected the lives of so many

written by Kirstin Dolinar