When Randall World Languages School third grader Catherine Haughey learned about the devastation of the fires in Maui, she immediately wanted to find a way to help the victims, their families and the local community over there.
“Every year, me and my family go to Hawaii. When we saw what had happened on the news, my mom and dad were so sad,” shared Haughey, who jumped into action and started making beaded bracelets to sell at school as a fundraiser. “I have a bracelet set and hadn't opened the box so my mom helped me make them.”
Haughey now sells the bracelets for $1 during recess and lunch to her schoolmates and Randall staff.
“She approached us almost immediately after the fires were reported and just started selling the bracelets this week,” added Randall co-Principal Kristan Prolo, who gladly supported her student’s humanitarian efforts.
Haughey then recruited her friend Livia Anna Devine who was onboard right away and “donated my bracelets to help out because I also felt bad about the fires.”
All funds raised for the bracelets will be donated to a Maui relief fund that Haughey’s dad saw on the news.
“I hope we raise enough money to help them a little bit,” added Devine, also a Randall third grader. “I hope they are all OK.”
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:
The governing board of Milpitas Unified School District will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.