“Be the change you want to see in the world,” – Mahatma Gandhi.
These are the words students of Fox Run School’s Lunch Leaders guide their group by. The group of around 50 students from each grade of the middle school meet a few times a week with the idea behind the group being to incite positive change on a local and international level.
After a hot fundraising initiative in October in which the group hosted, We Scare For Hunger – a haunted house boasting an admission cost of donations to the food bank, the group has set their sights on an international philanthropic adventure.
“They wanted to do something that would make a big impact and that was long term,” explained Tracey Lynn, Vice Principal at FoxRun. “In the past we raised funds for classrooms in Uganda and the kids wanted to explore other options of ways they could make a change – that’s when we started exploring health issues and the difference it can make when mothers are educated.”
This led to the students latest venture, Moneys For Mommas. On the last Thursday of every month the Lunch Leaders sell popcorn and cotton candy for a dollar each with all proceeds going supporting mothers of Tanzania by giving them access to help and education, having raised enough money to help eight mothers so far.
“There was a lot of talk about why education was important to these women and how it would help them to take care of their babies,” said Lynn adding she was pleased to see her students understood the importance of educating mothers as they saw how it could make a difference to that mothers entire family.