Editor’s Note: Below is a press release written by Clinton-Massie Elementary students and provided to the News Journal by teacher Jen Molitor.
Hello, we are Quinn M. and Kenzley G. from Clinton-Massie Elementary School. We are in fifth grade and working on a global outreach project.
We are trying to raise money for Ugandan orphans. They need money to buy shoes, clothes, tuition, and many other things.
The thing they need the most is money for tuition — it is $200 for one kid for one year of school.
There are children who can’t pay for school and they are on the streets begging for money and food. Without proper schooling, they can’t find a job.
They don’t have great shoes or clothes because they can’t afford them.
We want to raise awareness about these Ugandan orphans that need help. These orphans have so little and we have so much. We need to think about these kids that need so much help just to get an education.
If you would like to help, please come to our school carnival noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7. We’ll be selling hand-made bows and bookmarks and collecting donations of gently used clothes, shoes, and books.
If you’d like to contribute and are unable to come to the carnival, please reach out to our teacher, Jen Molitor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 937-289-2515, ext. 4318.