Nearly 400 students from Eisenhower Jr. High joined together last week to raise $2,000 for Utah Honors Flight, a charity which sends Utah veterans to Washington, D.C. to see war memorials.
Students donated money for the activity, which included trampoline bouncing at the Wairhouse, a movie, and a Chick-Fil-A dinner. Since the Wairhouse, Swortz Design, and the Murray Chick-Fil-A were very generous in donating time, money, and material for the students’ activities, the fundraising was a huge success and raised almost double the amount of the school’s yearly charitable fundraiser.
“I thought it was really cool how much we were able to raise,” said ninth-grader Aija Moore. “Yes it was fun, but we were able to benefit people at the same time.”
“It is such a great cause and the students were excited to contribute,” said Eisenhower principal Mark Ellermeier. “It was a wonderful experience and the students will remember it for the rest of their lives.”