140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Foothill Elementary Wars to Help Shriners Hospital


The choice of which charitable organization to contribute to is traditionally decided by the
 students on the council.  These students contemplated several charitable organizations. 
After careful consideration it was decided that the money raised by the event would be
donated to Shriners Hospital.
Shriners Hospitals are a network of non-profit hospitals throughout North America. 
There is one located in Salt Lake City.  They specialize in helping children with
orthopedic conditions, burns, and spinal cord injuries, regardless of the cost or
the patients’ ability to pay. The student council invited a representative from the
 hospital to come and give a presentation. They also learned that several children
 associated with Foothill had previously received services from the local Shriners
Hospital.  This helped to give personal meaning to the fundraiser.
The student council initially set a goal of raising $500 for this worthy cause but
when all the bills and change finally settled in the collection jars there was a
whopping $1,857.46!  This money was presented to Shriners Hospital in a fun
assembly where a few students were granted the opportunity to “serve” (throw)
large pies at several good-natured members of the Foothill faculty and staff.
A big thank you goes out to the students, parents, faculty and staff of Foothill
Elementary for their generosity and to the student council for a job well done!
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