The Charity Craft Fair in early 2017 was so successful and meaningful, that one of our own students requested holding another fundraiser to benefit Hurricane Maria victims.
Children at the school site began brainstorming various ideas on items to be made, and crafting them, in October of 2017. Some items were started by one student and completed by another, making this truly a group effort! Putting the Charity Craft Fair together took a lot of dedication on the part of these young children; working each week with Elif to create items that would attract enough buyers to raise substantial funds for families lacking electricity in Puerto Rico.
Patience and teamwork was exercised throughout the months; from creating crafts, and designing posters and display cases for the fair, to managing the cash register, sale of raffle tickets, and the collection of donations. Children encouraged not only their families, but their classroom teachers to attend the fair! Funds raised are very meaningful; the experience gained throughout the months from start to completion was very rewarding for all involved!