Miles Macdonell students come together in a fundraising effort
Three weeks ago, thirty-five students of Filipino descent gathered at lunch to brainstorm ideas about what they could do to help their families and friends back in the Philippines who had suffered under the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Two fundraisers were planned: one for students, and one for staff. For eight days these students sat at a table outside the school office collecting donations of cash, toiletries, canned food, and children's summer clothing, and the Miles Mac community came through in abundance. Donors had their names put up on a Wall of Giving and we all watched as the donations grew. On Thursday, November 28th, between the end of the school day and the start of our Parent/Student/Teacher meetings, the families of these Filipino students put on a fundraising buffet dinner where MMC staff paid to enjoy a traditional Filipino feast. With the effort and caring of this wonderful school community, the group was able to surpass their goal and raise $3,216.23 plus a truck-load of needed goods for the Philippines Disaster Relief. Thanks to everyone who participated and gave so generously.
R. Beebe, Department Head, English and the Arts