Northwest Christian students are on target to reach their 2015 goal of raising approximately $3,750 for Generation Alive’s “Something to Eat” Initiative.
Students from preschool through eighth grade have worked hard and had a lot of fun with fundraising events that included: making a donation to allow them to wear pajama’s to school, purchasing chili at a “Something to Eat with Basketball Night,” and collecting change in the school parking lot during their “Fill the Boot” campaign. Their two favorite events were opportunities to donate money in order to: 1) put a “Pie in the Face” of one of their beloved teachers or administrators, or “Duct Tape a Teacher.”
The Something to Eat Campaign is an initiative designed to provide and send low-cost nutritional meals to people that are suffering from starvation, as well as give youth a tangible opportunity to get outside of their world to help others in need.
The money raised during the many different fundraisers that Northwest Christian students participated in will purchase the food for the students to assemble into meal packets which will be donated to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank in Spokane. Food preparation will take place on Friday, February 27th at 10 a.m. at the Lower Campus, and should provide meals to feed an estimated 15,000 people.
Generation Alive is also finishing up a seven-week outreach class during Northwest Christian’s after-school enrichment sessions. The class has given our participating students an additional opportunity to identify the needs of our community and to come up with service projects to help meet those needs. This is Generation Alive’s first school pilot program allowing NWC kids to be involved beyond the meal packing event and take an active role in servings others in North Spokane.