House of Hope: A Special Thanks

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During the 2012-2013 school year, four group of students across Arizona and North Carolina supported our grassroots partner House of Hope in Uganda raising over $3,000 and educating over 400 peers and community members.

House of Hope provides a safe and healthy environment for children who have been orphaned by AIDS/HIV, providing access to an education and clean and safe facilities. To learn more, visit Uganda Grassroots, House of Hope’s fiscal partner.

House of Hope, in an expression of gratitude, provided the four New Global Citizens teams with personalized ‘thank you’ photos from the students themselves!

To read about what the four NGC teams did to support House of Hope the previous school year, please continue to read below:

Weddington Middle School, North Carolina |  Funds Raised: $684.83 | Community Education: 100 Community Members 

Comprised of students from 6th to 8th grade, Weddington Middle School’s NGC Team hosted two major events to not only raise funds for House of Hope and Mobile Toy Library, but also to educate the school community. The team hosted a Team Booth during International Day where the members asked students who stopped by trivia questions related to Universal Education and Global Projects. Following, the team used the school’s Jean Day to raise funds. During Jean Day, students and teachers are allowed to wear jeans if the students pay $1 and teachers pay $2 to $5. Afterwards, the team worked together to write and deliver thank-you notes to give to participants. Overall, the team was able to educate their entire school community.

Cuthbertson High School, North Carolina | Funds Raised: $1,486.51 | Community Education: 100 Community Members

As part of our new Co-Curricular Program, teacher Nate Hahn led a group of 30 high school students at Cuthbertson High School in support of House of Hope. His students put together a can drive that went “fantastically.” Nate says, “As a first year teacher, I was a little overwhelmed, but feel far more confident for next year.”

Horizon Honors High School, Arizona Funds Raised: $133.00 | Community Education: 100 Community Members

With a strict administration, the NGC Team at Horizon High School worked col-
lectively to put together an educational video to showcase to the community and out their annual gift-wrapping fundraiser at Barnes & Noble, a bookstore.

Raymond S. Kellis High School, Arizona | Funds Raised: $834.00 | Community Education: 100 Community Members

The Raymond S. Kellis’ NGC Team raised over $500 in support of House of Hope. The team is reputable for its focus on raising funds! The team developed events such as a water balloon fundraiser during the school’s carnival and through a Change for Change drive the team has been putting on since its inception. The team was also able to raise funds and educate the community through a “Send Your Love to Africa” where students purchased a paper heart and for an extra cost were able to decorate it and add it to a mural.

Weddington Middle School, North Carolina

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Weddington Middle School’s NGC Team consists of students in grades 6 to 8. The students worked collectively to educate their school community and raise $684 this past year: $300 for the Mobile Toy Library in India and $384 for House of Hope in Uganda.
Working together to educate about 1000 students and staff members, the team hosted a Jean Day where students and staff paid $1 to $5 to wear jeans on a specified day, created informational posters to hang across campus, brainstormed about global issues and used the school’s broadcast to teach students and staff.
As a form of advocacy, the students created Thank You notes for staff members who donated during Jean Day.
On an International Day, the team hosted a booth inviting classes to stop by, to participate and to learn about global issues, NGC and the team.