This story began during basketball season when Northwest Christian students competed in the “Battle for the Holy Grail” Rivalry Game with Saint George’s School. Part of this annual rivalry includes a spirit contest that benefits a charity. Again this year, both Northwest Christian and Saint George’s School selected Generation Alive’s “Something to Eat” Campaign.
The high school students at Northwest Christian went on to raise additional money through pictures with Santa, Candy Grams to their fellow students, and a Panda Express fundraiser.
The kindergarten through eighth grade students joined the fundraising effort with a Mamma Mia fundraiser, a “Fill the Boot” change drive, and their favorite, an opportunity to donate money in order to put a pie in the face of one of their beloved teachers or administrators.
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 purchased the food for the students to assemble into meal packets which will be donated to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank in Spokane.
The kindergarten through eighth grade students raised $3,000 (including a $1,000 contribution from Generation Alive), enabling them on Friday, April 4, 2014 to pack meal packets to serve 12,000 people.
The high school students set a goal to pack enough meal packets to feed 10,000 people. Their fundraising along with a $1,000 donation from Generation Alive will be completed this week with one more culminating event. The pie in the face fundraiser was so popular with the younger students that they are considering donations to vote for their favorite teacher to get a pie in the face as well. They will then pack their meals on Friday, May 23, 2104, at about 1 p.m. in the Upper Campus Activity Center.