U-Hill Elementary Raises $1,100 for SOS Club and Charity

Over 100 families dropped by University Hill Elementary to support the school's SOS Club which supports SOS Children's Villages International.

During the festivities, the students of the club created holiday cards and bags to sell along with some finger knitted scarves. There was also a cake walk, a student sketching portraits, face painting and a rummage sale.

Since no good fair is complete without food, students and their families got to dine on corn dogs, popcorn, treats and even a chocolate fountain while they waited for their names to be called in the raffle where 30 prizes ranged from a home cooked meal by the sponsor teacher to a handmade wreath for a lucky family's front door.

SOSThe event raised over $1,100 dollars for both the SOS club and SOS Children's Villages International. The decision to divide the funds evenly between the two organizations was made by the students who came to a consensus after a lengthy discussion.

Sponsor teacher, Eleni Georgantas says that not only are the students deeply committed to the club, but they truly understand the purpose of the club - that all children need to belong and grow up with love, respect and security.

"The way the students in the club help each other exemplify what this club is all about," she says.

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