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Port Chester Middle Schoolers Raise Money for Bangladesh Clean Water Project

The student-led campaign raised over $350 for Heifer International, which will help a village in Bangladesh obtain clean water.

Ana Ramos (left) and Jada Smith, two of the Tamarack Tower students who collected donations for Quarters for Water. Photo credit: Contributed
Ana Ramos (left) and Jada Smith, two of the Tamarack Tower students who collected donations for Quarters for Water. Photo credit: Contributed
The following press release is from the Port Chester School District:

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.

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