Local elementary schools raise money to help homeless youth

Today Principals from Jewett Elementary and Mae Richardson Elementary presented the Maslow Project with a $4,924.55 check.

Posted: Apr 25, 2019 11:57 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Today Principals from Jewett Elementary and Mae Richardson Elementary presented the Maslow Project with a $4,924.55 check. 

The two elementary schools took part in a penny way to see who could raise the most money. Jewett Elementary School surpassed its $2,000 goal and raised around $3,500 dollars. Mae Richardson Elementary School raised around $1,300. 

"Our kids don't all have the greatest things either, we have a low income school. So seeing them give back to the community, how proud they were of that, and how much they did felt really good," says Maggie Staley, the Principal of Jewett Elementary School. 

"I think it's important that they understand it. They're a part of something bigger, not just their families and their school community, but the community in general here in the Rogue Valley," adds John Greeny, Principal of Mae Richardson Elementary School. 

The Maslow Project tells NewsWatch12 the money will go directly back into its program to help homeless youth in the community. It will be going towards things like case management, providing basic needs, and making sure kids stay in school. 

Maslow Project says having the community's help is important because that's who it serves. It adds that anyone can do a fundraiser, and it's fun to think outside the box.

"Really any kind of self driven fundraiser you know, be creative about it. Engage with your community and find out what is interesting to them because they'll respond to that the best," says Emily Baehr, the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Maslow Project. 

If you are interested in coordinating a fundraiser for the Maslow Project, you can contact its team at (541) 608-6868, or by visiting the website by clicking here.

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