Interact Encourages ShelterBox Fundraiser on April 15

Workers carrying a ShelterBox in Fiji, Feb. 2016. (Photo from ShelterBox)
Workers carrying a ShelterBox in Fiji, Feb. 2016. (Photo from ShelterBox)

Timber Creek has the opportunity to donate money to the Shelterbox fundraiser in their classroom. Shelterbox provides basic needs like shelter, warm blankets, pots and pans, to families in need who have been affected by a natural disaster or a war and have lost everything.

World history teacher and Interact sponsor Ms. Taylor’s hope is for each 2A classroom to have a brown paper bag, which is passed around to receive donations after being cued by the announcements on Friday, April 15. The idea is to have a “miracle minute” where funds are collected all at once. One shelter box is $1000, which means if approximately each student donated one dollar, Timber Creek would be able to provide three Shelterboxes.

“I’m very passionate about helping others,” said Taylor, “and I would love to see Timber Creek to be a global community!”

The winning class would receive a donut party and and the teacher would receive a Starbucks gift card.

Keller High School and Central High School have both previously participated in this fundraiser. Keller raised $1,500 and Central raised $2,200 during their fundraisers. It’s Taylor’s goal to beat both schools.

“We all have things going on in our personal lives… but I like to think that even in our worst times, we can still reach out as a community, and help those who may be in more need than we are ourselves,” said Taylor.