A team of twelve students at Highland Secondary School's Leadership Camp had the task: to come up with, get permission for, and run a fundraising event. They thought of "Cakefest," and wanted to raise money for children. Jennifer Warren remembered hearing about SCAW from Vacation Bible School and suggested this charity. The team loved it. Cakefest had a few "layers":
- Homerooms were challenged to raise money for at least one bed (there are 29 homerooms). The reward for the most successful homeroom was cake for the entire class.
- Homerooms were all given one plain cake. The task was to decorate the cake in a wonderful way. The best cake won the chance to throw cake at the team members at an upcoming assembly.
- Those decorated cakes were auctioned off to the highest bidders.
- Parents could order cakes for their sons/daughters' birthdays. They're still baking!
So far, they have raised $1250.00 (in one week!) and are very proud of their accomplishments.
They'll make this donation to SCAW at their December winter assembly. Jennifer said she thinks the tangible nature of the "bedkit" really galvanized the students and inspired them to give money. One team member has created the wonderful picture shown above — a compilation of all the decorated cakes.