We are four middle schoolers who are part of the first Touching Heart Club at Rachel Carson Middle School. Touching Heart is a wonderful organization that gave us the opportunity to plan, organize and host a fundraiser of our choice. We were able to host a Bingo Night at our middle school, and raised a total of $302.45 which will go to Fairfax County Foster Care. With the money we raise, we will buy gift cards that we will give to the 18-year old kids who have to move out of their Foster homes on their 18th birthday. We chose to donate our funds to this group of children specifically after learning that some of them need extra support before finding a job and a place to live. We would like to thank AMC Worldgate Theaters for donating movie tickets, Harris Teeter for donating gift cards, Domino’s for donating pizzas, Manhattan Pizza for donating free pizza coupons, and Chick-Fil-A for donating gift cards. Your very generous donations helped make our event a success.
We learned the important skills of organization and collaboration while planning our event, and look forward to giving giving our gift cards to the foster kids. We highly encourage other children to do the same when they have the opportunity, and also to join Touching Heart if they wish to help kids in need!
– Disha, Richa, Shaalini, Shloka, and Shivani
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