News: Washing Cars and Feeding People
M-A Leadership students helped raise hundreds of dollars for the Home and Hope charity organization with a car wash this past saturday.
Thirty dedicated leadership students spent approximately four hours on Saturday, October 5th washing cars to benefit homeless families in need of shelter. The seven students in the “New Event Committee” planned this event with the help of other students and together raised $1,322. These proceeds all went to Home and Hope, who will use the money to buy goods to aid families without homes. This entirely volunteer-based organization also finds places for families to sleep and provide them with water and showering facilities.
The money the Leadership students raised include donations, and purchased car wash tickets. If bought before the event, tickets cost five or seven dollars depending on the size of the car. If purchased day of they were charged $7 or $9 accordingly. About 30 students bought presale tickets, while 50 were sold the day of the event. In total about 50 cars were washed. Coupled with donations, the leadership students raised a hefty sum.
To advertise, the leadership class posted signs all around school and urged fellow class members to pre-purchase tickets. The day of the car wash students held signs at the main intersection at Middlefield and Ravenswood encouraging people driving by to get their car washed. Some members of the Leadership said they received many smiles because senior Sophia Bercow was sporting a banana suit to support the cause.
If you missed the car wash but still want to support Home and Hope there is an upcoming bike, walk, or run family event. “The Journey Home” event will be hosted Sunday, November 17th at 1:30 in the afternoon. Single registration is $35 and family is $75. All money from registrations will be donated to the charity minus a small fee for the shirts given to those who registered. Supplemental donations are welcome to help them reach their goal of $30,000. More details can be found on the Hope and Hope website.
Thanks to the efforts of leadership, and all those who donated to Home and Hope, which will now have more money to aid in their mission to offer their services 24 hours a day,7 days a week, 365 days of the year to families in need.