Funding Tragic Events

No matter where tragic events happen, whether it be in Boston, Massachusetts, in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, or here in Arizona, Perry will be there to help. Students here do their best to donate and support the victims of the senseless acts these cities and states are victims of. The clubs at our school set up nonprofit fundraisers and raise as much as possible to help these families get back on their feet.

On April 15, 2013 at 2:49 p.m. the Boston Marathon bombing took place. Pressure cooker bombs killed three people and injured 264 (New York Times). Boston was in great need of reparations to hospitalize the victims of this bomb and rebuild the area.  DECA raised money in their “Bucks For Boston” fundraiser to donate to Boston and help the families affected by this event. Members of DECA set up a cup in each classroom so students could donate freely to Boston. At the end of each week they picked up the donated money from each class and collected it. Altogether they raised $550.

On Dec. 14, 2012 at a.m. the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took place. Twenty children were killed, as well as six staff members (New York Times). The Precedent newspaper staff raised $1830 for the families of these innocent children and staff. This nonprofit fundraiser was carried out in a similar way to the Bucks For Boston fundraiser. Events like these have victims and their families asking “why?”. In order to get back on their feet, they are in need of help from anywhere they can get it from.

When small organizations, schools and individuals donate to these causes, it makes a great difference. The smallest amount of money can make a huge change for these victims. The students here try their hardest to make a difference and give their help. This school will be there for these people and places whenever they need it. It may have nothing to do with this school or be anywhere near this state, but we stand up for good causes.