Help Ellsworth Bands, Help the World

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Jan 26, 2010

Work Ellsworth Students Have Completed

GG Update for Ellsworth band Ellsworth area students participated in a number of projects in the last year to reach their goal of earning funds for the project. • At the Spring concert, community members donated to the cause; • Band members held 3 car washes through the summer; • 2 elementary students set up and ran a lemonade stand; • A high school student detailed cars and gave all earning to the fund; • 2 girls held baked goods sales; • The 5th grade band members organized a ‘wear a hat to school’ day for a fee of 50 cents per student; • Many students solicited donations from friends and family

Students particularly liked an in-school presentation by Toc Dunlap, executive director of Creating Hope International. Toc came to class wearing the traditional Afghanistan burka that women wear and talked about daily life and the culture in Afghanistan. Several students, who had family members serving in the military in Afghanistan, enjoyed learning about what family life is like over there. Student volunteers were able to try on the burka and experience it firsthand.

Overall, Ellsworth students were able to identify better on a personal basis with life in Afghanistan while earning money for a worthy community cause.


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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
carolyn dunlap
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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