Community Service Club Raises $2800 for Hurricane Relief


When the school year began in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, followed by Hurricane Irma, Solebury School's Community Service Club sprang into action.

"Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone, but the damage and devastation they left in their wakes is ongoing. It will be for some time. These hurricanes brought unprecedented flooding and destruction to homes and communities who will be rebuilding for years to come. We want to help," the Club emailed all students, faculty, and staff members, launching their "10 in 10" Hurricane Relief Fundraising Challenge.

They challenged each advisory to raise $10 from each member over the course of 10 days, September 19th through the 29th. During this time, Hurricane Maria landed on Puerto Rico fast and furious, and the Club committed to including the badly hit island in the relief efforts, as well.

This week, the Community Service Club announced they raised more than $2800! There were some creative fundraising methods used by advisories, including bake sales, selling coffee in class, performing magic tricks — and there were many people who went way above and beyond the $10 challenge. For example, one student raised $50 and her parents matched it, so her single contribution was $100!

The donations will be split between GlobalGiving in support of Puerto Rico, Greater Houston Community Foundation, The National Diaper Bank Network, and the TACAC Anne Naman Fund.