Local School Donates Proceeds To Forgotten Child Fund

Friday, December 20, 2013

Students at Lookout Valley Middle-High School raised $560 for the Forgotten Child Fund.

Jill McBryar is a teacher as well as co-coordinator of the Freshmen Academy. She said, "Every year, the Freshmen Academy participates in a community service project during the holidays. Typically, we sponsor a local family and provide Christmas for them. However, that would only involve the freshmen class, and we wanted for the entire school to join in."

They decided to sponsor a Tackiest Holiday Sweater contest and all proceeds raised would be donated to the Forgotten Child Fund.

Staff members wore unique apparel, and students would place money in the teacher’s bin who they thought had the most tacky attire.

After two weeks, $560 was raised – more than double what was set as the original goal. 

Ms. McBrayar said, "We are so very proud of our students and their generosity." 


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