Sierra Middle School students raise $4,500 for Detective Dan Brite Fund and other charities
PARKER - The spirit of charity is celebrated annually at Sierra Middle School. This year, the "Season of Giving" involved a food drive, a coat drive, and a volleyball tournament. The movement culminated in the 13th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale. Seventh grade students on Team Telluride spent most of the 2nd quarter developing small businesses whose purpose was to conceive, design, create, and then market craft and food items for the annual event. Additionally, they researched local, national, and international charities which would be recipients of proceeds from the sale of their wares. Last week, student businesses sold their creations at a farmers' market-type event in the school cafeteria. School and community members were invited to attend the sale which raised a record $4,500 in just under 90 minutes.
These funds will be distributed to the following student-chosen charities:
1. The Detective Dan Brite Fund to support the brave officer who was seriously injured protecting the school back in September;
2. The Wounded Warrior Project to aid our injured and fallen military personnel and their families;
3. The Save My Starving Children Fund which fights childhood malnutrition internationally; and
4. Project Education, South Sudan, a sister school of SMS in that war-torn country.