Monday, January 27, 2014

Charitable Peachtree Charter Middle School students in Dunwoody raise funds through student government.

Pictured are SGA advisor Mr. Ted Ward and SGA members (from the left) Aylin Solis, Ana Nolasco, Maria Komissovskaya, Xanay Ogbuen, Sarah Briggs, Ashton Harbin, Lauren Callihan, Olivia Harbin, and Meredith Frederick.

The Peachtree Charter Middle School Student Government Association has raised a total of over $70,000 for charities during the seven years of its Dress Down Day program. Through the SGA fundraiser, PCMS students donate $3 to a specific charity to participate in Dress Down Day once a month.  As seen in the picture above, the SGA collected funds this month for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, raising approximately $1300 for that group.

Last semester, the students donated a total of $6100 to organizations such as the Community Assistance Center, the American Cancer Society, and the Children's Restorative Network. The Children's Restorative Network sent PCMS a thank you for its $1500 donation, letting the students know how much the funds mean to them: "Your generosity allows us to provide the important services and programs for more than 4,000 homeless children annually who reside in nearly 134 group homes and shelters covering 20 counties throughout the metro - Atlanta area."

The students are looking forward to supporting the Special Olympics on the February 13th Dress Down Day.

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