With pennies, nickels, quarters, dimes, and even dollar bills,
Eisenhower Eagles are spreading light throughout the hills!
Dec 2012 (project completed Jan 2013) – The Eisenhower Student Council needs your help! We are asking for donations to reach our goal for 100 solar-powered lights for Ang Taloek Primary School in rural Cambodia. One hundred and eighty-two students between the first and sixth grade at the school, come home to study by dangerous kerosene lamps because they have no access to electricity. Kerosene gives off harmful fumes and can cause serious burns. Solar lanterns will improve their health and help them study under safe and clean conditions.
At Eisenhower Elementary in Santa Clara, CA, we have been collecting money in each classroom by doing extra chores, searching under sofa cushions for spare change, and holding bake sales, but we still need help reaching our goal.
One solar lamp costs $15, and as of Nov 2012, we have raised enough for 70 lights. We hope to raise enough money for the lights as soon as possible, so they may be delivered in December 2012.
We appreciate any amount, large or small, that you are able to donate to our cause. On behalf of the Eisenhower Student Body, we express our deepest gratitude to you for supporting our effort to light up one small corner of the world!
The lights will be distributed in December to the students at Ang Taloek Primary School by Barbara Fritschen, a 5th grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School, and her family with the help of OML partner organization, The Organization for Building Community Resources.