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Students at Notre Dame High School in Batavia worked together Friday to aid victims of the war in Ukraine.
Some Notre Dame High School students and Director of Advance-ment Kate Edwards were talking Monday and decided to do something to raise money for an agency helping in Ukraine. Four days later, on Friday, the school raised over $800.
“To stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, Notre Dame held a special ‘dress in yellow and blue’ day ... All money raised will go toward the World Central Kitchen, which is a well-known organization working on the front lines in Ukraine and on the borders to make sure all are fed,” said Edwards. She said all the staff and students participated.
“It was kind of a conglomerate operation. In the social studies classes, in the High School, they’ve been talking a lot about the issue over there (Ukraine). It’s been on the kids’ minds,” she said. “They came to me and asked if they could do anything — a couple of the kids did. We wanted to make sure it went to something that was legit and was doing something on the front lines and that’s how we came up with that organization — the World Central kitchen.”
Edwards said World Central Kitchen is an organization she’s known about for awhile. World Central has helped in different places throughout the world, but is currently helping Ukraine, following the Russian invasion of that country just over a week ago.
“We went straight to them (World Central Kitchen). We could have probably looked up some others too, but I was familiar with it,” Edwards said. “We had a minimum donation of $2, but quite a few (students and staff) gave more. We actually had a lot of donations that were quite a bit more.”
The total of over $800 was a little bit more than what the school was expecting, Edwards said. Notre Dame figured if everyone gave $2, the total would be around $400. Those who donated turned in their contributions at the ND Main Office.
Anyone can donate online to World Central Kitchen at www.wck.org.