Change for Charity
The St. Thomas More High School Student Council rallied students to dig the change out of their cupholders and donate generously to the needy in our community. Student Council’s Change for Charity fundraiser has collected money for the last two weeks, including National Catholic Schools week. The money raised was presented to Catholic Social Services to help support their programs and services in our community.
The fundraiser was structured as a competition between different classes. Each classroom received a mason jar to collect pocket change as “positive points” for their class, and students could donate cash to other classes as “negative points.” This encouraged students to donate spare quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies for their own classroom as well as paper money to other classes. Thus far, the event has raised over $1000 for CSS and is expected to raise approximately $1500. Participation from the student body has been outstanding, with students excited to compete and donate at the same time
The student council presented the donation to Jim Kinyon, director of Catholic Social Services, on behalf of the student body during halftime of the varsity girl’s basketball February 15. This is one of many charitable events that the St. Thomas More High School student body has organized and they look forward to future opportunities to contribute and give back to the community that consistently supports our school system.