Students in the other Fox Chapel Area schools also did their part to help with haitian relief efforts. Fox Chapel Area High School students sponsored a “bake for the Quake,” a large-scale bake sale during several lunch periods. Two student government representatives, sisters senior robin Wein and sophomore Amy Wein, came up with the idea. All of the students involved with the high school student government donated items for the bake sale. Student government also collected monetary donations with all of the money going to the red Cross. Additionally, the Fox Chapel Area high School Spanish Club recently sold empanadas (meat pastries) as a fundraiser with all the proceeds going to the Pittsburgh-based organization, Global links. Senior students bradley Portnoy and Julie Shuff led the group’s efforts. Fox Chapel Area high School teachers also raised money by holding a casual-dress day with the proceeds benefiting hôpital Albert Schweitzer. O’Hara Elementary School sponsored a “hats for haiti Day” and, for a donation, students could wear a hat to school. More than $3,600 was generated by O’hara’s hat Day and the money was sent to support the relief work of the hôpital Albert Schweitzer. This fundraiser was done as a prelude to children’s author Karen lynne Williams’ visit to O’hara elementary School February 2. Mrs. Williams and her husband Dr. Steve Williams have spent several years in haiti living and working at the hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles. O’hara students, parents, and staff members also collected toiletry items in five-gallon buckets (donated by lowe’s and Sherwin Williams) to help the haitian people. The approximately 100 five-gallon construction buckets were filled with items such as baby wipes, washcloths, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, and brushes and are being sent to haiti through the brother’s brother Foundation in Pittsburgh. The other elementary schools also got in on the action. In February and March, Hartwood Elementary School and Kerr Elementary School sponsored family movie nights with all proceeds going toward haitian relief efforts. Kerr students also participated in theme days (for a donation) and students purchased hearts as part of a “hearts for haiti” project. All of the Kerr elementary School donations are being sent to the American red Cross and all of the hartwood elementary School donations are being sent to brother’s brother. Finally, the fifth grade students of Fairview Elementary School, in conjunction with Fairview’s brownie Troop, collected toiletry items to benefit the people of haiti. These items are also being sent to haiti through the brother’s brother Foundation.
Spring 2010 | IN Fox Chapel Area