BENEFITING: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
"We would like to raise money to help the people who are really sick and need medicine." "We want to help them and make them feel better."
Every year, I incorporate a social studies unit focused around giving back to the community and helping students understand how they can help. This year, we are focusing our efforts around giving back by raising funds to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I chose the Breast Cancer Research Foundation as our charity because two families from my classroom are fighting a breast cancer diagnosis. This charity spends 92% of it's total expenses on the programs and services offered, with low overhead costs. It also supports research of all stages of breast cancer, including metastatic-which is the only cancer that is incurable.
We began by reading A Sick Day for Amos McGee, then discussed ways in the book the community made him feel better. We talked about how some sicknesses are easier to cure (the cold, flu, etc) and some are more difficult to cure because the sickness needs to be researched and better understood. In order to help give back, we decided to raise funds to donate to a foundation focused around researching cures for people who are sick. Every day we will look forward to checking our website to graph our progress towards our goal! Below is insight from the Kindergarteners discussing the importance of helping someone:
*It is important to help someone so they can buy medicine.
*It is important to help people because when they are sick they have to get help.
*It is important to help someone because if someone has a headache it won’t go away for a long time…like a month.
*It is important to help someone so they can feel better.
*You can donate some money to them.
*If they are really really sick you could help get more medicine.
*They really need it.
*It’s just kind of nice because if you left it there they might get more hurt.
*So they can feel better.
*If they’re sick you have to help them by getting medicine.
*Then they want to play with you a lot.
*They will feel better.
*Because they might be sick and have the flu.
*Because if you don’t they might get sicker, or get allergies.
*It is important to help someone because we are friends.
*You don’t want other people to get sick.
*It will be helpful and respectful.
*Because we help people to be nice.
*When our mom or dad or brother or sister is sick, we have to be kind to them to make them feel better.
*Because then they will feel a little bit better.
Thank you for considering donating to help us reach our goal! We will send you a personalized thank you note to help show our appreciation:)