For three days last week, our seventh period class held a bake sale to raise money for Heifer International. The students were inspired to help by our reading of the book Fish by L. S. Matthews, and they put that inspiration to work!
Our goal was to raise $120 to buy a goat for a family in need, and we are happy to announce that we raised far more than that! The grand total after three days of selling doughnuts, cupcakes, and cookies was $339.35. Wow!
Students browsed the Heifer International catalog of livestock gifts and voted on how to spend the remaining money after the pledged $120 goat was purchased. Our results? In addition to the goat, we gave a llama, a hive of honeybees, and two flocks of chicks. How cool is that?
Our project was a success thanks to the many West Ridge students and parents who baked items for us to sell, who worked the sale table each morning, and who purchased the treats so that we could make a generous donation. Congrats to all involved!