Kent students raise money for infant care center

Northwood Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society gave up babysitting, chore and birthday money to support a cause.

Northwood Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society held a fundraiser for Pediatric Interim care Center this past February. Social studies teacher Scott Froman

Northwood Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society held a fundraiser for Pediatric Interim care Center this past February. Social studies teacher Scott Froman

Northwood Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society gave up babysitting, chore and birthday money to support a cause.

The students held a fundraiser for Pediatric Interim care Center this past February. The total amount of money raised was $1,143.40.

“I would say that is pretty amazing coming from 13 and 14-year-olds,” said Amy Abrams, club advisor. “The students were beyond excited with the outcome and I think they really bought into what the money was being raised for.”

PICC is an organization committing its time and resources to helping infants who have significant needs. The employees and volunteers are committed to helping these children have a safe, nurturing  and healthy start to life.

“It is always a good thing to help kids form a community and global perspective,” Abrams said. “Many students came to the conclusion that their need for candy or pop wasn’t as important as the needs of these infants. These middle school kids realized that their contributions could make a huge difference in the lives of others, which in turn made them feel both proud and connected to their community.”

For the fundraiser, students were able to purchase a small paper diaper for $.50 apiece. The grade level that purchased the most diapers got to choose which teacher it would like to see dressed up as a baby for the day.

Honor society students manned the selling station during their lunch time, giving up hanging out with friends to sell the diapers.

“It seems like recently we are being bombarded with news telling us how bad things are, how irresponsible and selfish  kids are,” Abrams said. “My hope is that what the students accomplished at Northwood will help change people’s perspectives about the youth of today.”


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