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Three Boght Hills students coordinate Nepal earthquake fundraiser

| June 8, 2015
The Boght Hills elementary students who organized the "Dollars for Disaster" fundraiser.

The Boght Hills elementary students who organized the “Dollars for Disaster” fundraiser.

Three Boght Hills students coordinated a collective effort throughout the school to raise money for the Nepal earthquake survivors. Fifth grader, Zaid Ashar, and second graders Vidun Perera and Saad Ashar proposed a fundraiser called “Dollars for Disaster” to Principal Kim Greiner and School Counselor Sari VanSleet.

To date, $515 has been raised and donated to Save the Children Federation under the direction of the three students.

“Our main goal was to help the children and families in Nepal to get food and water,” said Zaid Ashar. “I went online with my Mom and looked at some charities. I decided to go with Save the Children, because they’re on the ground right now in Nepal.”

The Boght Hills staff hosted a dress down day to support the students’ efforts, families contributed online, and the students organized a coin drop at the elementary school. Those who donated received a token of appreciation, including some homemade gifts by Ashar brothers and Perera.

“I was incredibly proud and impressed when three students come to me with a whole plan of how they can help people in another country,” said Principal Greiner. “I couldn’t turn them away. I was just as excited as they were.”

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