Elementary, middle school, and eighth grade students at Raskob Day School and Learning Institute (Raskob), a division of HNU, raised more than $600 for charity by selling homemade baked goods over a six-week period this spring. The students planned and hosted the bake sales themselves with the help of a teacher facilitator and donated the proceeds to Alameda Meals on Wheels in Alameda, St. Mary’s Center in Oakland, and to the Red Cross for its disaster relief efforts in Nepal.
The Raskob students received letters of recognition from both Alameda Meals on Wheels and St. Mary’s Center, and there are plans for the students to continue their involvement with the charities throughout the year.
“The students were amazed that they were able to raise so much in such a short amount of time,” Edith Ben Ari, executive director of Raskob, said. “As a school community, it helped everyone feel like they made a tangible difference in our local neighborhoods. The students were also surprised and pleased that they got personal letters of thanks and appreciation from the directors of the local charities.”
Raskob Day School and Learning Institute is a non-profit organization that serves the Bay Area community by providing services for students and adults with learning differences.