ODW (Operation Days Work) Club Update
ODW is a club that does several fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the Selamta Family Project in Africa. The money we raise helps create life-long families in Ethiopia, on a foundation of love and respect. Children are offered opportunities for a good future. Orphans are put into families that will nourish them and help them live longer and happier lives. Some of the fundraisers throughout the year are the teacher pieing and candy grams. However, our largest fundraiser is in May. The ODW Work Day is a half-day of school in May in which students get to miss the half-day of school to work for employers around the community. A small group of students, often ranging from two to seven, is assigned to a project at a community member’s house. Common jobs are gardening, raking and housework. The money that students get paid for the work they do is donated to Selamta. Selamta relies a lot on Hanover High School because we are able to donate a lot of money and help many children. Last year, from all of our fundraisers, we were able to send $5500 to Selamta. We hope to send at least that much, if not more, to Selamta this year. We have a lot of work to do and are so thankful for the help we get from the students. We hope you will be involved in the workday and help us help Selamta.
-Hannah Cook (one of the ODW leaders for the 2013-14 school year)