Students at Edsel Ford blew far past their fundraising goal in their second annual Charity Week, raising a whopping $20,000 — double their goal — for Doctors Without Borders this year! The enthusiasm to pitch in and help with the cause spread like wildfire through different clubs and organizations across the school, including Link Crew, Key Club, Muslim Student Association, and the Social Justice Club. Dozens of students used their creativity and organizing skills to host a variety of fun activities to raise funds for their selected cause.
Doctors without Borders is a non-profit organization that works to help people around the world addressing problems ranging from hunger, turmoil, or even thirst.
Thanks to support from the Edsel Ford staff, students could purchase passports to be excused from class to attend certain fundraising activities. There are 1,480 students at Edsel Ford and 1,250 passports were sold!
Among the highlights of the fundraising efforts was a well attended bowling fundraiser the day before charity week started. Food related activities are always popular. They included an early morning pancake breakfast and many restaurant fundraisers, from Potbelly to Brome to Yogurtopia, which were very successful.
A school favorite was the student vs. staff basketball game where students filled the stands. The Edsel Ford media center was set up for video games for those who were interested. On a very creative note, there was a poetry slam in the auditorium. And as a quiet alternative, students participated in yoga.
Among the dozens of students who worked on fundraising activities throughout the week, some of the outstanding leaders included seniors Nicole Murray, Maddy Kozawalski, Tahani Almujahid, and Gadi Bzeih.
Congratulations to Edsel Ford for making an outstanding impact on the world through the significant contribution of $20,000 to Doctors Without Borders!