West Middle Students to Make Donation to Heifer International
Release Date: 3/12/2009 11:18:17 AM
A seventh grade team at West Middle School will be presenting a donation to Betsy Wilhelm, a local representative from Heifer International, on Friday, March 13, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. The students have raised more than $500 for the organization. Wilhelm also will be providing an update to students.
West Middle School has been working to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger through service learning projects. Teacher Judy Guerrieri invited Wilhelm to speak to students last fall. After listening to the presentation, a team of students decided to raise money for Heifer International. They brought in change from their allowance for several months and had an “empty bowl” change collection during lunch shifts. They have raised enough money to purchase a heifer, or a variety of other livestock, for a family.