Congratulations and thank you to the ten teams who accepted the challenge and took the opportunity to make change in their community and beyond. With over 2,500 qualified votes, we are proud to announce the three winners for the 2013 hundred dollar project.
$2,500 | Team Grizzly Care Bears
This team collected new and gently used toys to help children in crisis in their community. Thanks to their efforts, kids in need have the opportunity to feel safe during times of chaos.
$1,500 | Team LETEM
Life Enhancement Through Music Education provides musical instruments to teens who might not otherwise be able to afford one on their own. LETEM used their $100 to create advertising materials and spread the message about LETEM to serve more teens.
$1,000 | Team Sweet Miracles
Team Sweet Miracles sold cupcakes to benefit kids through the Inland Northwest Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. They also encouraged students at Ferris High School to write over 500 notes and card of encouragement to sick children.
With recent growth in the Pullman area, Team Pullman Camp Fire, wants to raise awareness about wildlife conservation. Their plan: create and sell paintings of nature and wildlife scenes, with the proceeds going to the Palouse Discovery Science Center.
Utilizing educational, hands-on presentations, this team wants to share the financial and health benefits of simple nutrition with their community in Ephrata, Washington. They plan to share tasty food samples, take-home recipes, menu ideas, budget-friendly options to help people eat better.
This group of Spokane area high school student leaders has an idea that might be music to your ears. Proceeds from their benefit concert would go to Olive Crest, a local non-profit organization that helps provide homes and services for abused and neglected children in Spokane. They are seeking to gain community and financial support to help put on the concert.
Sometimes you just need to know you have a friend. Students in this high school club seek out others with social diversities who seem alone or in need of a friend. They’re invited to lunch where they eat, chat and play games with one another. This team recognizes the importance of camaraderie and how it benefits all of us in the long run.
Josh Parker’s senior project is all about helping a friend in need. Last year, 19 year old Chris was diagnosed with Type A.L.L. (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) leukemia. Chris is barely making ends meet, from transportation to rent, to the medical bills that will come with two more years of maintenance chemotherapy. Josh wants to make a statement, and help his friend, by creating bracelets that say, “Cancer is a Word, Not a Sentence” and rallying a team to sell them as a fundraiser.
Inspired by her teacher at Central Valley High School, Sarah Matlack wants to build a well in Buwambo, Uganda to provide water for its residents. She’s gathered a team of students and partnered with Hope for Kids International to organize fundraising events which will cover the costs ($10,150) to dig the well. You can see their progress by visiting the online donations page.
Kira’s Closet was started in Odessa, Washington when the school librarian’s daughter, Kira, passed away suddenly from a brain tumor. The closet distributes clothing and other much-needed items to children in the area. Team Fleece wants to purchase low-cost fleece to make blankets and donate them to Kira’s Closet.
Sandpoint’s Winter Carnival is an opportunity for Team Sandpoint Interact to sell hot cocoa and snacks, raising money to purchase basic school supplies for students in Ecuador. The event is well-known and attracts both local community members and tourists. They plan to use the funds to help offset the cost of purchasing the beverage and snacks.