“Would you be so kind as to donate to the people who have lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy?” That’s how Devon, a Haisley Elementary fourth grader, started his pitch to each classroom in his school.
Devon, along with the help of his mom Lee-Anne, organized a fundraiser for the Red Cross relief efforts for the “superstorm” that struck the east coast in the beginning of November.
The idea was Lee-Anne’s, who is from Brooklyn, N.Y., said Devon’s father Troy. But Devon is the one who did the talking, making a speech in each class and distributing donation jars.
The fundraiser will be completed tomorrow. Anyone interested in organizing a Red Cross fundraiser in their school can contact Monica DeJesus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-833-2632.