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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan – January 10, 2013
Second and third grade students at Roeper continued their tradition of turning what many consider trash into treasure by opening a recycling/reusing gift store. The store was only open for four days, but the students made $2,435.23 and chose the Michigan Humane Society to be the recipient.
The project, which was to develop a store, manufacture the products, advertise, run the store and decide where the proceeds would be spent, was assigned to all Stage III (2nd and 3rd grade) classes. While the teachers offered suggestions, the students where in charge of the entire project. The students collectively decided they wanted to the money to benefit the Humane Society. They decided what items to make and how much to sell them for. Some of the items they sold included pet toys, worry dolls, coasters, bookmarks, purses, wallets, jewelry, notecards, pins, magnets and journals. All items were made from recycled/reused materials and priced between 25 cents and 12 dollars.
The students presented a check to Michigan Humane Society Events Coordinator, Sarah Nagel, on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Nagel expressed her appreciation on behalf of the Humane Society. “It costs an average of $156 to transform the life of one animal, so this donation will make a big difference,” Nagel shared.
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Michigan, Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds.
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