SCHOOL PATROL: Boynton students create website to sell ornaments for Haiti relief
Two Boynton Elementary students are more interested in giving than receiving, this holiday season. They are selling ornaments to raise money for those in need, and they have taken their campaign online.
Boynton Elementary fifth grade teacher Greta Giglio had no idea a small idea could grow into a worldwide donation effort. Two of her students have created a website selling ornaments to raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti.
The campaign is called the Friends of Momance, to raise funds for the children of Momance, Haiti. Cooper Chappalear and Ezra Sixto recenlty won first place at the Catoosa County schools tech competition for their website.
A $50 donation can provide one child with a hot lunch for a year. The students have been selling handmade ornaments from the ladies of Haiti. That country was rocked by an earthquake in 2010, and is still recovering and rebuilding from the damage.
For the students, their earthquake relief efforts have brightened their holiday season in many ways. It's a great lesson in giving, and has taught them so much about the real meaning of Christmas.
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