The students from the Tamarack Tower Academy at the Port Chester Middle School participated in a global awareness fundraiser they called Quarters for Water. The student-led campaign raised over $350.00, which was donated to Heifer International to help provide clean water for a village in Bangladesh.
Mrs. Shaw and Ms. McTyre’s Sixth Grade Social Studies classes studied the importance of a water source as ancient civilizations evolved. They then related this to today’s world and the importance and right of all people to have a source of clean water.
“Through this fundraising effort, the students experienced empathy for others, a realization of how fortunate they are, and the joy of giving,” says PCMS teacher Lynn McTyre.
Heifer International is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating world hunger and poverty. More information can be found on the Heifer International web site.