Hat day supports good cause

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You may have paid a dollar to wear a hat before spring break—but where exactly did all the money go? Maybe you participated in hat day, but did not know what it even was. As you already know, hat day was March 22nd. It was a day where you can donate a dollar (or more) to wear a hat, but why do we do hat day? The high schoolers at Apple Valley High School also had a hat day to help a women’s shelter in buying things like clothes, bed, toys, and other supplies for their children. The leadership classes at our school decided that we should have one to help the Sandwich Project Minnesota. The Sandwich Project is a program is able to help tons of homeless people by feeding the homeless.

The money Mrs.Vaillancourt collected from hat day helps feed homeless people through The Sandwich Project Minnesota program. They help feed about 4,500 people per week. “The leadership classes gathered all of the money that we donated and are going to buy supplies to make sandwiches to donate to the Sandwich Project Minnesota.” Said Mrs. Vailliancourt.

The leadership classes gathered all of the money that we donated and are going to buy supplies to make sandwiches to donate to the Sandwich Project Minnesota.”

— Mrs. Vailliancourt, 7th/8th Leadership teacher

So you helped donate through the school’s hat day, but what if you want to contribute more? The Sandwich Project Minnesota website lets you put in donations without having to make any sandwiches. However, if you would like to make sandwiches, the website has easy-to-follow instructions on preparing and making 150 of them for just 100 dollars. Six people can accomplish this in half an hour. If you are interested in helping people through this organization, this is a great way to help the less fortunate.

If you donated a dollar to wear a hat on hat day, you can be happy knowing that you helped contribute to making sandwiches for the homeless. The school made 209 dollars, which is about a fifth of the school that participated. Mrs.Vaillancourt said, “That’s a pretty good turnout.”

Website for Sandwich Project Minnesota:

http://www.thesandwichprojectmn.org/

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