Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cardboard Village #2

Saturday night we braved the wind and held our second annual "Cardboard Village" event.  We had about 45 kids out on the football field for the night.  The idea is to simulate what it would be like to live without proper shelter for the night....but we let the kids use the restrooms :)  Each student raised a minimum of 50 dollars to sleep out in a cardboard box.  Molly Barnard, founder of our school chapter and President of the Amnesty International Chapter at GVSU came and spoke to the students about being involved in Amnesty in college and making a difference in the world from here.  She was really good.  We carried water around the track and simulated those being infected with dirty water.  It was a fun night and our co-presidents did a great job organizing the event.  I am SO proud of them. 

Best of all....we raised enough money to build our school AND start our well! 

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