Natomas Cares: NP3 Raises Money for Syria Refugees

Photo by Harjit Gill

Photo by Harjit Gill

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Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School’s Take Action club recently held a two-week-long fundraiser to benefit Syrian refugees.

Take Action’s goal for the fundraiser was to raise money to send to the refugees, but also increase awareness about the conflicts going on in Syria.

Due to the Civil War in Syria, thousands of families have been displaced from their homes and many have died. Most of these refugees are in camps in Lebanon and Turkey, which are overcrowded and suffer from food shortages.

Each NP3 High School advisory class was given a folder with information packets and handouts about the refugees and the war. Class also watched videos and read stories about children who are unable to go to school or are separated from their families due to the conflict. A couple of advisory classes stood in the parking lot before and after school with signs, flyers and donation boxes spreading awareness about Syria.

The club raised a total of $800, the most money that Take Action has ever raised for a single project.

Take Action president Madeeha Dean states that she was impressed by the students’ efforts.

“Maybe not everyone learned about Syria, but if we got the message to the majority of the school, made them knowledgeable about the problem and influenced them to take action, then we’ve done our job,” she said.

Take Action donated the funds to Syria refugees through UNICEF.

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