Viewpoint School’s Community Service Honor Society, CORE, has chosen to focus our fundraising on sponsoring a well with Wells Bring Hope. CORE consists of juniors and seniors in high school. To be a part of the group, each member must have at least 200 – 300 hours of community service logged, and apply for membership with an essay about the role of Community Service in your life and the issues you wish to address.
After learning more about the dire need for sources of clean, safe water in Africa, CORE became determined to raise enough money build a well in Niger. CORE is a collaborative environment that values team effort and a social conscience. As a group, and with the help of our fellow high school students and faculty, we hope to reach the goal of $5,600.
To date, we have raised money through various fundraisers and bake sales on campus. At our fall football homecoming game, we sold sodas and homemade baked goods and raised over $1,100! During Thanksgiving, we sold Gobble Grams (candy grams). Students were able to buy a gram, write a special message to a one of their friends or teachers, and CORE delivered the grams to their homeroom the next day!
Through that sale we raised $325. Today, we have raised almost $2,000 for our well in Niger. CORE is very excited because, after winter break, we plan to host a breakfast party fundraiser and a candy bar sale! We will continue to focus our efforts on Wells Bring Hope during the second semester and are eager to hit our goal and help the people of Niger.
Senior members of CORE Natalie Kim and Erica Kitchin at the Walk for Wells