Thursday, November 21, 2013

Collinswood 8th-graders to sponsor three international children

After a three-week drive to collect money, the eighth grade class at Collinswood Language Academy in Charlotte raised $1,573, and they're going to use it to help other kids.

They're donating the money to the international nonprofit, GoodWeave. The organization works to give opportunities to needy children and prevent child labor in the rug-making industry.

The money the Collinswood students raised will sponsor three rescued children from India and Nepal, said teacher Katherine Bibb.  For a year, the donation will cover the cost of education, books, school uniforms and residential rehabilitation.

"I am so proud of our students whose activism will directly impact children on the other side of our world," Bibb wrote in an email.