After reading Linda Sue Park's "A Long Walk to Water" and learning about the plight of South Sudan and the desperate need for clean water in this region, a group of students from Cathy Schewe's fifth-grade class were inspired to take action and make a difference for people living in one of the world's poorest countries.
This past May, the students launched a "Loose Change" drive to collect donations for Water for South Sudan, a non-profit organization that is transforming lives in South Sudan by drilling for life's basic necessity — water. To further build awareness and fundraise, the group also presented to the Hudson Rotary on May 10.
Thanks to the outpouring of support by the E.P. Rock community and a generous $1,300 matching donation from an anonymous donor, the students raised an amazing $2,565 for Water for South Sudan. The class extends a heartfelt thank to everyone for their support. Together, they are making a difference.