Friday, February 19, 2010

Compassionate Service!

My brother is an art teacher in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan.  He and his students have designed ceramics to sell at the local mall in Marquette.  They have already sold over $300 worth and plan to keep selling.  After which, they will donate their earnings to Haiti relief.

I'm kind of proud of my big brother!  He gets his compassion from my Mom (I miss you Mom!)

Here is the article. I'm posting this for keepsake purposes!

NEGAUNEE -- A group of students are trading their talents for any relief they can get for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

By using their own art skills and what they are learning in class, Negaunee High School art students, under the direction of their teacher, Gene Bertram, are selling the ceramics they are making in class to collect donations.

All of the money collected will be donated to the Red Cross and will go exclusively to providing relief to those in Haiti.

As of Saturday morning, after two days of selling, the group had raised more than $300.

"The generosity of Marquette County is just, they're there and they're here for us, here for the people of Haiti, too, so we're kind of proud of that," said Bertram.

Bertram said they plan on keeping this fund-raiser going as long as they can.

If you'd like to pick up any pottery and make a donation, the students are usually in the Westwood Mall on Fridays and Saturdays, or you can stop by Negaunee High School during the school day as well.

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Megan said...

That is SO wonderfful, Leanne! Wow.

Nancy said...

What a great idea! Creative people have creative ideas.

Caity said...

I really think that's so cool they're doing that.

Nikki said...