Rallies, donation drives and art displays raise thousands of dollars
for victims of the earthquake in Haiti
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (Feb. 23, 2010)– Preschools, elementary and middle schools throughout the Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., network are doing their part to support the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Students across the country have implemented an array of drives, rallies and other activities aimed at helping the Haitian people. Teaching children about the recent earthquake and the importance of giving back in a time of need, allows students to make a difference while instilling a sense of social responsibility and global citizenship, a core component of Nobel’s Links to Learning curriculum.
“The earthquake in Haiti has opened the minds and hearts of our students and staff members,” said Patty Miller, Chief Operating Officer for Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. “Nobel Learning Communities understands the importance of supporting a society in need, and we hope that our philanthropic drives and other events will motivate communities across the country to get involved.”
Examples of fundraisers to benefit Haiti include:
- Approximately 150 students, their families and staff members from Chesterbrook Academy Elementary and Middle School in Cary N.C., donated more than 300 pairs of new and gently used shoes in January to the Haiti relief efforts through Shoes-4-Souls. Shoes-4-Souls is a local shoe charity dedicated to helping those in need by donating shoes to individuals who can not afford to purchase footwear.
- Kindergarten through third graders at Chesterbrook Academy in Raleigh, N.C., hosted a spaghetti dinner and served authentic Haitian desserts on January, 21, 2010. They raised $1,256, which was donated to the American Red Cross.
- Brighton School in Lynnwood, Wash., hosted a flag rally on Feb. 2, 2010 to raise money for the American Red Cross in support of Haiti relief efforts. While dressed in Haitian colors, the students displayed handcrafted flags they created in art class around the school grounds. The flags symbolized the awareness and support that Brighton students shared toward helping the people of Haiti.
- Chesterbrook Academy preschool in Mooresville, N.C., hosted a silent art auction in early February to raise money for the children of Haiti. The auction entitled, The Art with a Heart Project, consisted of student made artwork displayed throughout the school, as well as in 14 surrounding medical offices. Student art included black and white photography, pastels, watercolors, sculptures and oil paintings on stretched canvases.
- Students, age 2 to 5, from Merryhill School in Sacramento donated more than $1,300 on Feb. 19, 2010 to the American Red Cross in support of Haiti relief efforts. To raise funds, Merryhill School provided coupons ($2 per coupon) for students who performed chores around their homes.
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., anticipates additional fundraisers for Haiti throughout 2010 to aid in the rebuilding of the country.
To learn more about any of the service projects listed above, or for more information on other community outreach initiatives taking place at Nobel schools throughout the country, please contact Kathleen Shaffer at 410-902-5053 or email@example.com.