Washington Honor Society Students Help Out the Apparent Project

Washington Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society recently collected empty cereal boxes for the Apparent Project, a fair trade organization that provides sustainable income for people in Haiti.  Students collected 500 cereal boxes that artisans will use to create beautiful beads for jewelry. The artisans will receive income from the jewelry to purchase homes that they lost in natural disasters and to buy back their children from orphanages.

Washington Middle School teacher, Cathy Pitts, introduced the project to Mrs. Callen, the Honor Society advisor, as a great service project.

“The Washington Honor Society conducts a great deal of local service projects and we felt that an international project would be a great idea,” said Mrs. Pitts. “By sending the cereal boxes to Haiti, the artisans are provided with a sustainable income, which they take great pride in! This project was a huge success and we will most likely do it again next year with more advertising so we can collect even more cereal boxes.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the Apparent Project can go to their website at apparentproject.org or to www.tradesofhope.com.

posted on 07/08/2016 - filed under: Community, Middle School, Spotlight, Students