Project "Taking It to the Streets"

Project "Taking It to the Streets"
R.A.W. StudentsThe Real Adult World class of Garrett High School is focusing its annual charity project on supporting Blessed Portion Ministries, a Garrett-based homeless outreach not-for-profit organization.  Giving back to the community is a core value of the Personal Finance unit the class is studying, so the R.A.W. students essentially are following a small business model to complete a fundraiser, "Taking It to the Streets," that lasts from late February-March 16, 2018.  The project got underway on Feb. 20 with an inspiring convocation with Gina Burns, the charity's founder, as the featured speaker.  For the next three weeks, students and teachers are bringing in items to earn raffle tickets.  The grand finale will be a student-teacher basketball game, "Hoops for the Homeless," on March 16.  Class members will be selling concessions before the game and during half time to raise money, and they will also be sponsoring a Chuck-A-Duck contest during halftime.  All community members and area businesses or organizations are welcome to contribute new, or gently used, items such as coats, blankets, men's clothing or shoes, books and Bibles; new insect repellant, basic first aid supplies, toiletries, AAA batteries, and flashlights to this project.  Cash or checks (Made out to Garrett High School, marked for "R.A.W. Class Fundraiser") will be accepted gratefully, too.  All donations should be sent in to, or dropped off at, Garrett High School's main office by 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  For further information, please contact instructors Linda Walls or Katie Treesh at 260-357-4114.
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