The day was a big success, raising over $1200 to be donated to Women for Afghan Women. Many Seventh Graders volunteered to raise awareness about the fundraiser on the streets of Fells Point. They hung posters in stores, distributed flyers on the streets, and even serendaded potential shoppers!
A group of students borrowed some of the instruments from Ten Thousand Villages and went down to the Fells Point Square. There, competing with a bag-pipe player, the students sang a songs informing people about womens' lives in Afghanistan and how we need to support them. All of the instruments they played were completely hand made by women in other countries. The guitar-like instruments are made out of wood, strings and even an old tomato can!
The whole event was loads of fun! Thanks to each and every person who helped make this event a success!
- Rachel G. (photo credit: Julianna M. and Mrs. Mallonee)