Fort Johnson students focus on community service

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Fort Johnson Band Students rallied together in October to promote Breast Cancer awareness by offering numerous fundraising activities, such as a pink attire day, pink hair streak days, bake sales and more.  The band students raised over $1,200.00 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Also, through the month of November ("Movember") several male staff and students will be growing mustaches to help raise money and awareness for cancers that affect men.  False moustaches are being sold to students in order to donate funds to prostate cancer research.  The fundraising project was inspired by social studies teacher Matt Carney, who recently lost a close friend to cancer.

And the school's EMD Class is gearing up to create and donate gingerbread houses to the local Ronald McDonald House for the holidays.  A true service learning opportunity tailored to the special needs of these students, the children will be using  cooking and crafting skills they have mastered so far this school year to spread joy to others.

In addition, the Junior Beta Club is collecting food items to give to the Lowcountry Food Bank for Thanksgiving.

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