Bake Sale for Refugees

Bake Sale for Refugees
Posted on 05/28/2017
Bake Sale Treats

Moved by the plight of refugees all over the world, a topic they studied during the second trimester, S2’s Social Studies A class decided it wasn’t enough to simply learn about this crisis, they needed to take action. So to help the suffering families all over the world who are being displaced by war, our students decided to run a bake sale to raise money to donate to the International Rescue Committee. For two weeks, during lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, they sold home-made and store bought treats. The sales were a big hit with the students and faculty, and they raised a whopping $477.00! Amazing work (delicious too!). 

Here are some powerful excerpts written by participating students:

Refugees are living human beings who are attempting to flee their homes due to war and the fear of persecution… Millions of refugees are being killed because of the tedious journey and even by their own people, murdering them because the victim thinks otherwise about their country’s actions and beliefs, and also because they don’t want them to leave and tell the world what is happening, and the truth about this cruel situation. However, the biggest problem is how the majority of the world are reacting to these types of events. Governments and parliaments are ignoring the cries of the refugees and are creating walls, physically and mentally, to block refugees fleeing to their countries.

- Isabella, 6th grade

With the money that the refugees get, I hope that they could buy clothes and food for themselves and their families. I also hope they could have a shelter and an education for themselves. And, I hope that in countries with refugees, they will stop the wars, persecution, and poverty. Lastly, I hope that other people would notice what is happening with the refugees and try to help also, which will have a big impact on their lives and will help a lot.

-Grace, 6th grade

I hope that countries can open up doors for refugees to protect them from violence and persecution. I hope they get the respect and supplies they need to get away from the war zone they live in. I hope all children refugees get the chance to go to school and learn, I hope that everyone can come together and be respectful of each other. And lastly I hope they feel safe.

- Alana, 6th grade

As a school we hope the refugees are able to start a better life and create a better environment for themselves to live in. Hopefully the refugees are able to build homes and get food. We also hope for the refugees to be able to survive their crisis. As a country that far back used to help refugees we hope as a school-wide community to be able to build bridges not walls for refugees.

Doing this project taught me to work together and involve everyone because together we can make a difference. It also taught me that you can always do something to help and that everything is possible. This project taught me everything that refugees have gone through and how they don’t get treated as real humans. Seeing this project in action made me more excited to keep doing what we are doing.

- Chameiry, 6th grade


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