Stratford Cares - Help for Haiti
Stratford School's community of students, parents, faculty, and staff donate nearly $11,000.00 to Save the Children
Since that singular, heartbreaking moment when news reached us about the devastating effects of what may be one of the worst earthquakes in Haiti’s history, Stratford School’s community of students, parents, faculty, and staff came together in an effort to provide help and hope to the children of Haiti.
Stratford School launched the donation drive by committing to a one-dollar contribution on behalf of each student, which resulted in more than $4,000.00 to start our campaign to benefit Save the Children.
Parents were invited to match this donation on behalf of their children. We gratefully accepted donations from our preschoolers, one of whom came in with a smile and $0.50 cents in pennies, a pre-kindergartener who gave everything in her piggy bank, a total of $3.00, and another student who gave a $1.00 because she wanted to help the children with broken homes. Students from our elementary and middle schools embraced these efforts, as well, by collecting donations from family and friends.
Faculty and staff became deeply involved in making this a teachable moment for children of all ages. Stratford parents organized several bake sales, and one mother hosted a beautiful jewelry sale and so generously gave all of the profits from the event to the donation drive.
Stratford School is touched and honored by the community spirit shown at our campuses. As a result of these efforts, a donation of nearly $11,000.00 was made to Save the Children, so they may continue to help the children of Haiti.