WESTPORT, Conn. -- Students at a Contemporary World Class at Staples High School are raising awareness about the Syrian crisis and funds for civilians affected by the ongoing violence in the country.
Students in the class taught by Cathy Schager will host three events in the next few weeks. The first event will be a coin drive in which students and teachers will be asked to donate spare change into containers. At the end of the drive, the group that has donated the most money will be awarded the First Annual Staples Positive Impact Award.
The next event will be an in-depth informational session for those seeking to learn more about the conflict in Syria. This event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. The final event will be a movie night on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free, but there will be a suggested donation.
All proceeds will go to NuDay Syria, a nonprofit intended to alleviate the suffering of Syrian civilians, particularly displaced women and girls