Students from Washington C.H. High School’s DECA Club recently learned about Project Jared’s Boxes from a local resident and did their research into the national project by going online. The boxes are filled with toys to be donated to Children’s Hospital in Columbus to hopefully make a child’s stay at the hospital more interactive and maybe a bit more enjoyable.
The students found a list of items that could be included in the boxes, learned about sterilization safety for the young patients, and wrote a note of introduction and encouragement for each box’s recipient.
In order to pay for the purchases, the students held a City School-wide fundraiser where teachers paid to dress down for a week. Of the $800 garnered from this fund raiser, about a third was used to buy the toys and boxes. There is a list on the website that helped the students determine what to buy for the boxes. The students chose for the rest of the money to be donated to a local community member who is currently fighting cancer.
The entire project, implemented by the students, fell within the guidelines of this business class under the guidance of instructor David Penwell.