So very happy to announce that my school district participated in many fundraisers for Haiti relief.
This week several dozen of our schools held bake sales and other types of fundraisers to raise money for Haiti relief efforts. With only a handful of schools reporting, I am proud to announce that over $12,000 has already been raised. As schools report how much they have raised we will continue to update the DPS website.
Channel 4 covered the Dora Moore bake sale on Tuesday where the fourth grade class hosted a fundraiser. Click here to see this story. Channel 7 covered the concert for Haiti at the Denver School of the Arts which raised over $7,000. Click here to see this story.
My deep and sincere thanks to all of you who hosted or participated in an event that raised money for vital relief efforts in Haiti. It was heartwarming to see so many of our students, teachers and staff throw themselves into the fundraising effort and the extraordinary participation from so many of our schools. I especially want to thank Nicole Weaver, a teacher at Martin Luther King Early College. Nicole is from Haiti, and her family still lives there. She has courageously shared her story to help raise awareness for the tremendous needs in Haiti.The fundraisers you have hosted have given our students, staff and the DPS community an opportunity to reach out and help in a very meaningful way.
Thank you for all of the time and effort you have put forward in organizing and participating in these efforts, above and beyond the important work you are doing in our schools every day.