Nichole Hannahs

Kids Raise Money for Hurricane Victims

by Nichole Hannahs on November 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

Kids in our area help kids left victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Monday at, Bishop Fenwick Middle School, a check of $2,100 was presented to students who helped make and sell noodles to raise money for those left in the wake of the hurricane. The money goes to Kids in Distressed Situations, based in New York City. They organization will take the money and turn it into $21,000 in product.

"They get donations from Sketchers, from Graco, they donate shoes, clothing, books and toys," said PTC President Jennifer Ward. "It’s a really great organization and they are right there on the front line of it. These are the little things that we can do to give back to the community and to other people."

Along with noodles the students also sold t-shirts. It’s part of the school’s month of giving.

"I think it helps build up their self esteem," explained Ward. "I think it gives them confidence. They’ve done something they know is helping somebody else and lets them look beyond themselves and know that there’s other people that are important."

In all the students from pre-school through eighth grade made 300 pounds of noodles.