Woodbrook Elementary school’s entire 4th grade participated in a charity activity this year called “Future Tycoons” where they created, produced, advertised and sold greeting cards. Every year the 4th grade students decide on a charity in which to donate funds and Indiana Children’s Wish Fund was chosen as the charity of choice for 2010! These 4th grade students were able to raise $1,400.00 to help grant a wish. These students take great pride in their company and were all able to make their own greeting cards, which included Thank You cards, Happy Birthday cards and Get Well Soon cards. The lessons are run by the students themselves, along with a little help from teachers. Not only did we receive the proceeds, but were also sent many of the cards for the Wish Fund to use in the future!
New Palestine High school’s class of Entrepreneurs created NPBay (instead of Ebay) in order to raise money for Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. The class of 300 set up their own website where individuals could bid on items donated from various Colleges and Universities across the country. The students had to start from scratch in order to create the website, the NPBay business and had to send out letters to the various schools in order to collect items. Once they received the auction items, they had to post them online and start the bidding process. Over the course of the semester, the students were able to raise $2,300.00 from their NPBay website. Students, along with staff, families and New Palestine residents could participate in the bidding process in order to raise money for ICWF. These teenagers are perfect examples of young people giving back to the community!