Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:00
A group of students from Mrs. Fritch’s Facing History & Ourselves class created a service learning project to help support women from impoverished countries in their efforts to rise out of poverty.
Working with the non-profit organization Eternal Threads, the students sold handmade artisan goods created by women and girls from India, Nepal, Uganda, and Mongolia. Kaitlyn Maniscalco, Courtney Maloney and Emilie d’Hedouville sold jewelry, bags, headbands and other crafts during their lunch periods and after school the week of December 16-20, 2013. The $650 raised from selling the items will go directly back to the women to help pay for school fees and fight against poverty.
This project not only benefits the poverty stricken women that created the items but also impacts the students who participated and the customers who supported this great cause. “There is so much need worldwide. If everyone could put in a little effort, we could make a huge impact on the world,” said Maniscalco. Maloney agreed, “It was a wonderful experience to be doing such a small thing and yet making such a big impact on those women’s lives.” D’Hedouville said, “It is so sentimental to have something made by poverty-stricken women around the world and having the satisfaction that I can make a difference by supporting them.”
— Submitted by the Levittown School District