Class helps provide turkey dinner
For the past month, sixth grade Globetrotter students at Detroit Lakes Middle School have been working hard to make a difference.
For every $15 students collected, a turkey dinner was then purchased by the Becker County Food Pantry. The food shelf will distribute these dinners to area families in need during the holiday season.
Students raised $332, combined it with a $200 donation from the Detroit Lakes Lions and were able to help 35 families.
Students did community service projects to earn money. For example, Brittany Ginnaty, 11, did a week worth of chores, which included feeding the animals, washing the dishes and sweeping the floors. Because of her efforts, Brittany was able to donate $80 to the cause.
Chandra Johnson, 12, donated money she had been saving to buy horse equipment, a passion of hers. She was inspired to donate because her church sponsored an event where students slept outside in a box. The project gave her a sense of what it means to be homeless. Therefore, Chandra felt Globetrotters Give Back was a way to help others have a positive Thanksgiving experience.
Jinhyun Park, 12, not only raised money, but increased his knowledge as well. For every book that Jin read at his level, his family paid him $2.
"Some people really can't afford to have a Thanksgiving," Jin said. "It feels good to give -- and kind of fun, too!"