Several Carroll County schools are holding fund-raisers for victims of the tsunami in southern Asia. School projects include:
The Student Leadership Team at Freedom Elementary is doing a "Health Kits Bring Hope" project. Students are donating basic hygiene necessities and $1 per kit to cover shipping costs.
The kits will be delivered to the Brethren Service Center, which will ship them to Asia. The goal is 500 kits and $500.
Northwest Middle's Kids Helping Kids Club is collecting money through Friday. Donations may be made payable to Northwest Middle School Kids Helping Kids Club, and one check will be sent to a relief organization.
East Middle will hold a tsunami relief dance for pupils. The pupils also will be assembling "Gift of the Heart" kits, including health, school and baby kits that will be given to the Brethren Center in New Windsor for distribution.
The Student Global Leadership Committee at West Middle School will collect donations during lunch time, as well as sell candy to raise money for the tsunami victims. Donations will be sent to the New Windsor Brethren Center Disaster Relief Program to help purchase and ship medical and school supplies.
The school's Student Government Association is collecting toothbrushes for World Humanitarian Relief efforts. The toothbrushes will be included in hygiene kits. The SHOUT (Students Helping Others and Understanding Themselves) Club and SGA also will assemble health kits for tsunami survivors. Kits will include hand towels, washcloths, nail clippers, combs, toothbrushes, bandages, bath size bars of soap, toothpaste and gallon-size zippered plastic bags.
Oklahoma Road Middle is conducting phase one of "Gifts from the Heart." Pupils from each grade are bringing in new personal hygiene items that will be made into health kits.
The Brethren Center will send the kits to Asia. Pupils in each grade are asked to donate specific items for the kits through Friday.
The CURE Club at Winters Mill High will hold a hat day when students may wear a hat to school on Tuesday for $2 to go to relief efforts. The club also will hold loose- change drives during this week and will collect toothbrushes for personal hygiene kits.
The South Carroll High Media Center and Key Club are collecting money for needed supplies through January.
All monies collected will be turned over to the Church of the Brethren Emergency Response/Service Ministries in New Windsor. Students from the Key Club and library media assistants will be asking for donations during student lunches and some homeroom teachers may take up a collection.
Donations also may be turned in to the Writing Center or the Media Center. Checks should be payable to "Emergency Disaster Fund" and in the memo line write "Tsunami."
The Social and Gift Organization at the Board of Education Offices has organized a health kit drive through Friday.
Employees will be donating health kit items such as hand towels, washcloths, combs, metal nail files or nail clippers, bars of soap (bath size), toothbrushes, tubes of toothpaste, bandages, and one-gallon zippered plastic bags.
The kits will be assembled by Carroll County students and donated to the New Windsor Service Center for shipment overseas.