Saturday, October 19, 2013
Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary students collect for UNICEF
Students at Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School in Clairemont are working to raise $500 for Trick or Treat for UNICEF program.
"If they can raise $500, our students will providing funds to build a well for clean drinking water in a country in need," said the program's organizer, teacher Mary Morgan.
Trick or Treat for UNICEF, the United Nations International Children's Fund, has been a popular fundraiser since 1950. The kids carry small cardboard boxes seeking donations.
Morgan asks students if they could remember being hungry for more than a day -- and no child answers "yes." She then talks with students about the fact that in some countries children go to bed hungry every night, and sometimes for days, even without clean water to drink.
She reminds the students that even though we live far away and in a different country, we still could help.
From there, she asks for volunteers to join Trick or Treating for UNICEF.
For more information, contact Deanne Rohde, Principal, at (858) 496-8400.