On Nov. 13, fourth and seventh graders at The New School Montessori Center in Holly Springs decided to help a family who was displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
The family has a young son, an infant daughter and the mother has multiple sclerosis. Because of her disease, the family has to live in a first floor apartment in Hoboken, N.J., which was completely flooded when Hurricane Sandy struck. Sadly the family lost many of their possessions.
The New School students heard about this family from a friend of theirs who works at the school and they decided to do a bake sale to help raise money for them. All the families in the school were invited to donate a baked good of some kind and also purchase from the sale.
The Lowe’s Foods of Holly Springs was kind enough to donate four large bags of yummy goodies. Students decided to do the bake sale during two shifts of carpool pickup.
All of the kids worked really hard making signs and getting the goodies ready. They had a donation jar at the table as well, so everyone was able to donate what they wanted.
The students’ goal was to raise $550, but the money raised exceeded that amount. They were able to raise $666 for the family. The family was very thankful, and the money they received is helping them get back on their feet.
All the kids agreed that it felt good to do something for a good cause.