School and District Efforts
As of Thursday, February 4, 2010, over 340 schools and districts have conducted fundraisers organized for the victims in Haiti. The fundraisers have taken the form of bake sales, coin collections, and faculty and student dress down days. Some examples of local efforts include:
- Rockaway Township School District in Morris County conducted a "Dollars for the Disaster" event where all students, staff, and administrators were asked to wear blue jeans and a red shirt, the colors of the Haitian flag, to school on January 21, 2010 in an effort to show support for the Haitian people. They raised $15,300.
- The West New York School District in Hudson County held various events to raise funds for Haitian Relief. To date they have raised nearly $8,000 and continued to collect funds until the first week in February. All funds raised were presented to the Worldwide Disaster Fund. On a special note a girl’s elementary athletic team had raised $1000 prior to the earthquake for new uniforms and upon hearing of the disaster donated their funds for Haitian Relief.
- Hamilton Township School District in Atlantic County hosted "Camp for a Cause" on Saturday February 6, 2010. All summer camp advisors volunteered their time for this event and their goal was to raise $3,500.