The fundraiser collected money in decorated boxes that were placed in every homeroom class, and had representatives advertise them during that period. Chan said that in order for the fundraiser to gain momentum, they also provided incentive by bringing the three homerooms who raised the most donations Jamba Juice smoothies and bagels. The three winning rooms were room 235 with $161, room 156 with $141 and room 306 with $140.
Junior Will Lester, who donated $15 to the fundraiser, believes that the organization does meaningful work.
“Having known someone who has been through cancer, I can understand why and how much better it is to have a place you can call home,” Lester said.
Service Committee board member junior Ava Morris described the process of fundraising as enjoyable and rewarding, especially given that it is something that directly impacts children in her community.
Dec My Room comforts past recipient at a dinner event this year - Photo Courtesy of Dec My Room
“[Dec My Room] asks what [the children’s] interests are and what they want their room to look like, and then they completely transform their hospital room to make the experience a lot better for them,” Morris said.
Leadership’s next fundraiser starts in January and will be raising money, clothes and other useful items to help families affected by the Camp Fire. To get involved in or help with Leadership fundraising, contact your homeroom representative or the front office.