The Union City School District has had a longstanding relationship with the American Red Cross, as well as other charitable organizations, for decades. Students and staff have been raising money for many years and making contributions to these various organizations as a way to give back to the community and teach the students the importance of helping others.
On Friday, at Union City High School, the tradition continued, as a check for more than $6,000 was presented to the American Red Cross’ Northern New Jersey division to help with the organization’s Tornado Relief Fund.
Approximately 30 students from the HOSA Club, along with staff members and teachers, organized a fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross. It was simple. Students and staff were permitted to wear jeans in exchange for donating to the fundraiser. All the students had to do was contribute a small amount, 25 cents.
Of course they could contribute more if they chose to do so. That simple exercise netted over $6,200. Kudos to the students, staff and teachers at Union City High School for taking the time to raise money for such a worthwhile organization.