Okay, this one will tug at your heartstrings! Our NCCS seventh grade raised over $6,600 this spring to bring fresh water to South Sudan. This was an entirely student-led fundraising effort, inspired by their in-class reading of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. With the guidance of Language Arts Department Head Mrs. Willett, all seventh grade students worked in groups to implement plans for branding, selling, marketing, and financing their fundraiser to support the nonprofit organization Water for South Sudan.
The students named their effort Every Drop Is Made Well and landed on the idea to sell t-shirts and box lunches for middle school field day. The students consulted with the school's marketing and development offices, created their own fundraiser logo, designed a t-shirt, called and wrote emails to local restaurants to secure a discount, and took orders.
Their initial goal was to try to raise $1500 for a well rehabilitation ... but after all their efforts, they raised a whopping $6,550! To see our students put feet to their faith and action to their intentions in order to make a BIG impact in our world is so inspiring.
Way to go, Mrs. Willett and the NCCS class of 2026 -- we are so in awe of you!