Crossett Elementary School leadership students are once again raising money to support Heifer International. Last year, students raised more than $1,000 to benefit Heifer’s Read to Feed program. This year, they are just as passionate about the Milk Money program, a new fundraiser that helps students in Heifer’s Tanzania School Milk Program. Heifer’s focus in Tanzania has always been to increase the amount of milk produced by small town farms. Through this new project, Heifer works with farmers and dairy producers to process and package the milk for students.

Anna Brown, one of the leadership team sponsors, discovered the project and brought it to the leadership team who was eager to help. The students set a fundraising goal of $1,000 and decided to start with a “Milk Jug challenge” the week of March 11 to 15.

CES students were asked to bring donations of change and bills to place in milk jugs arranged by grade level. The grade level with the most donations at the end of the week will receive an extra recess.

During the month of April, students and staff will be able pay $1 to wear a hat, pajamas or comfy clothes on Fridays. The group also has an online fundraising page. Donations may be made online at fundraise.heifer.org/team/219073

“For $72. we can provide milk for one student for an entire school year,” leadership student Dallany Estrada said.

Leadership students said they hope to surpass their goal and be able to provide milk for a total of twenty-five students, which would require they raise $1,800.

Students plan to visit Heifer International in May to present their donations and learn more about the facility in Little Rock.

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