Seventh graders at North Middle School in Belleville, Mich., are again raising money for the African Well Fund. After raising $7,700 for AWF last year, the students have set a goal of raising $5,500 before May 9 to benefit a water project at a school in Uganda. The seventh graders have so far raised almost $2,500.
The seventh grade students, teachers and parent teacher organization (PTO) at NMS are doing several things to raise money. This coming Thursday, April 30, they are hosting a spaghetti dinner at the school from 5:30-7 p.m. The cost is a minimum $3 donation per person, which includes spaghetti with your choice of sauce, salad, roll, dessert and water to drink. The NMS choir and band will be performing African-themed music and there will be African-inspired poetry and art on display. Raffles will also be held during the dinner.
On Saturday, May 2 from 8:30-10:30 p.m., NMS students are going to be bowling to raise money. Students will pay a small fee to Lodge Lanes, a bowling alley in Belleville, to bowl. Students are seeking sponsors willing to donate money for their efforts in order to participate. Donations can be a flat donation or a per-pin donation. This event is being sponsored by NMS PTO with help from parents and teachers.
The NMS seventh grade band is holding a “Guitar Hero” contest to raise money for the well. Students will pay $2 to participate, with $1 from each participant going toward the fundraiser.
For more information on the North Middle School fundraiser, click here.
North Middle School’s fundraiser is part of AWF’s newest project which will construct water and sanitation systems at 17 schools in Uganda. To learn more about this project, including how your school or group can take part, click here.