Downers Grove students recently teamed up to join Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
A “hats for hurricane relief” at Lester School, in which students could pay to wear a hat during the school day, raised nearly $800 for hurricane relief, according to District 58 officials.
The El Sierra School student council sold Halloween candy as a fundraiser for the school—but after Superstorm Sandy hit, the students voted to change it to a community service project. Dubbed “Candy for Sandy,” the activity raised $90 to send to the American Red Cross.
El Sierra also raised an additional $250 through the staff’s Jingle Jeans charity drive, in which teachers paid $1 a day to wear jeans the two weeks prior to winter break.
The Belle Aire student council’s combination of $1 for students to wear hats and $5 for teachers to wear jeans raised $200, and Fairmount’s student council also sponsored a Hat Day for hurricane relief.
Whittier School’s student council collected $400 for victims of Superstorm Sandy, and a donut hole breakfast at Henry Puffer School resulted in a $119.50 donation to the American Red Cross for Sandy relief.
"We are so impressed with the generosity of our students, their families, and our staff," District 58 Superintendent Kari Cremascoli said in a press release. "They are so very willing to help those in need."
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