Pelham school fundraiser 'remembers those who forget'
This fall, when teacher Lynne Stader approached her students to see if they had any idea what charity they'd like to "adopt" for the holidays, many were moved by student Kylee Jedraszek's story.
"Let's help research a cure for this disease that affects too many," Jedraszek told her classmates, who agreed to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association over the past several months. Stader said she encourages her students to help others not only during the holiday but also throughout the entire school year.
"They're asked to give convincing closing arguments before the class votes," Stader said. "That's how we choose our charity each year. We focus our energies on what we can accomplish for others."
Student Jessica Newey offered another idea: selling chocolate-dipped candy canes.
Students brought in boxes and boxes of candy canes during December and held "dipping" events at the Jedraszek's home.
The class sold the candy canes after the school-wide Christmas assembly and during lunch periods.
According to organization spokesman Russ Martin, the charity has a matching challenge, meaning the funds raised by the St. Patrick Schools students will be worth more than $3,000 toward Alzheimer's research.
"It's scary knowing this could still affect members of my family," she said. "But it is comforting to know my grandfather is up in heaven smiling down on us for all our efforts."
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Milford Bible study group to meet on Sept. 10 - 0
- Hundreds attend Mass for slain journalist from NH - 1
- St. George Greek Orthodox pastor heads west - 0
- Pope calls Foleys to offer his condolences - 0
- Inaugural organ concert at Wolfeboro church Aug. 27 - 0
- Knights of Columbus assists with Manchester church renovations - 0
- Religion calendar for NH, beginning Aug. 21 - 0
- St. Luke parish in Plaistow to hold yard sale - 0
- Manchester educator explores history of anti-semitism and the Holocaust - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Goffstown's Bourque impresses; Memorial, Bishop Guertin, Pinkerton win in Queen City Jamboree - 0
- Hanover boys soccer edges defense-minded BG - 0
- NH Fisher Cats, Pierre stun Rock Cats in 4-3 win - 0
- Helping hands for new St. Anselm students in Manchester on move in day - 0
- To market, to market: Market Basket shoppers flock on in - 0
- Nashua Market Basket employee: 'Worth every day of work lost' - 0
- NH teen killers to get sentence reviews after state Supreme Court decision - 0
- Manchester raid came 8 months after home invasion - 0
- NH killer in 1991 Smart trial seeks time with wife - 0
Where is Shaheen? Hiding from you
Goffstown's Bourque impresses; Memorial, Bishop Guertin, Pinkerton win in Queen City Jamboree