Every year, our Columbia TOP students from each school get to pick a community service-learning theme to contribute to. Battle High School’s TOP students chose to help sick children in hospitals by doing anything they could to bring a little cheer to the children in the hospital. Because you need to be 18 years or older to volunteer directly with the children, TOP students decided to host a fundraiser at Battle in order to raise money for the MU Children’s Hospital.
The students rose over $300 in two days’ time by selling root beer floats to Battle High School students during the daily lunch periods. Many of these students volunteered their spare time and lunch hours to help make this fundraiser such a success!
That next week, we all delivered the donation to the lovely staff at the MU Children’s Hospital. The kids got to take a picture with a jumbo check, and then we took a mini tour of the main hospital floor. We learned all about what they do at the hospital and we learned just how much their donations really help keep their patients happy during their stay. Apparently the patients really like fuzzy tie blankets, stuffed animals, and colorful pillowcases (we might just have to make that our next project)! The really neat thing is the TOP students can decide which gift they want their money to go towards.
Thanks MU Children’s Hospital!