NORWALK – Norwalk High School students presented $2,000 in checks to nine charity organizations as part of the fifth annual Charity for Charities fundraiser last month. Top executives from the Susan G. Komen Foundation Los Angeles County, the Alliance for Children’s Rights and St. Jude Medical Center, as well as six other local and national charities, heard personal stories from the students on how these organizations changed their lives.
Charity for Charities began in 2013 as a senior class community service project designed to donate money to charitable institutions. Since the first service project, Norwalk High students have raised nearly $60,000 in donations for over 50 charities.
Norwalk High seniors researched charities and made presentations to their classmates, who voted on which charities will receive the donations. The seniors sold granola bars to friends, family and neighbors for one dollar apiece. Over 350 Norwalk High senior volunteers participated in the fundraiser.
The charities represented during the fundraiser were the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Alliance for Children’s Rights, St. Jude Medical Center, Make-A-Wish, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, American Lung Association, Breast Cancer Angels, UCLA Rape Treatment Center, and Partnership for Drug Free Kids.