Creative Fundraising Ideas for All Ages
Working together—around the world
When Rebecca Kelly learned about the Moringa tree and its disease-preventing nutritional properties, she got an idea. Maybe her 4th grade students at Evergreen Elementary School could help people in India to plant such trees.
Ms. Kelly contacted Trees for Life and made a connection with the Badmal School in the state of Orissa, India. Villagers in Badmal said they could use Moringa, lemon, and teak trees. So Ms. Kelly's class decided to raise funds to provide seeds, seedlings, and planting materials.
Taking a very personal interest, Ms. Kelly's students gave speeches, made posters and asked for donations. They brought in dollars, nickels and pennies to contribute.
The students in India helped start a Moringa tree nursery. Lemon and teak saplings were purchased. When the saplings grew big enough, the students helped plant the trees at people's homes and around their school.
Working side-by-side, though thousands of miles apart, Rebecca Kelly's class and the students of Badmal School made a great impact. They helped raise and distrubute a nursery of 500 Moringa seedlings, and planted 150 lemon trees and 200 teak trees at the school.
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