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MHS 4th Graders Raise More than $9,000 for Afghan Refugees

MHS 4th graders recently raised and donated $9,010 to the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, which has assisted immigrants and refugees for more than 80 years. The donation will help with the relocation of Afghan refugees who escaped their country for safety and were brought to the United States.
 
The MHS 4th grade tradition of fundraising for causes began in 2015 when students wanted to assist after the earthquake in Nepal. Determined to raise as much money as possible, these students devised a plan to raffle a large mineral specimen as well as sell small minerals to the entire school body. To view a short video clip of this year’s raffle presentation, please visit: https://youtu.be/wA5VZFWsVCE.
 
In the past, funds have been donated to send Balinese girls to high school, provide cloth diapers, assist the homeless, help build homes for U.S. veterans, assist wildlife rescue, support programs to end worldwide hunger and poverty, and contribute to natural disaster relief. During the last seven years, MHS 4th graders have raised and donated approximately $45,000 to various charities.
 
These donations would not have been possible without the support of the South Pasadena community and friends who demonstrate compassion and generosity. Go, Roadrunners!

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, scarroll@spusd.net.