Support NJHS' Fundraiser for YOLO Foundation
Fundraising efforts for the YOLO Strong Foundation are underway by Oyster Bay High School’s chapter of National Junior Honor Society with hopes of exceeding its current fundraising goal of $4,000.
The chapter is expecting its 93 members to work together to ramp up awareness and donations for the organization. YOLO, which stand for You Only Live Once, was formed six years ago by a group of local women with a desire to give back. The foundation strives to “make a difference in the lives of sick children and their families in local communities who are suffering from adversity and are trying to overcome life-changing circumstances.” Since its inception, the foundation has grown to more than 100 members and now teens and kids are getting involved too.
Oyster Bay High School freshman Arianna Wulffen, suggested the charity as a fundraising service project after a family friend succumbed to cancer. Arianna’s mother, Ms. Laura Escobar, was introduced to the organization and found that being involved was a way to remember her and honor her life. Over the next several weeks, members of the National Junior Honor Society will be collecting change to fill plastic water bottles wrapped in an OBHS/ YOLO label that reads, “Small Change Makes a Big Difference.” For more information or to make a donation online, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/oben-njhs
All monies raised will go directly to the organizations supported by the YOLO Foundation. They include: The Morgan Center, Danny’s Wish, Contractors for Kids and Angela’s House.
Displaying water bottles that will be used to collect change for the foundation are from left, YOLO Strong Foundation members Ms. Danielle Taylor, and Ms. Cheryl Lordi, service project leader Arianna Wulffen, her mother Ms. Laura Escobar, Ms. Dara Underberg, Ms. Jackie Sussi and Ms. Stephanie Dean. Donations are also being accepted online. At right, they are joined by National Junior Honor Society officers and advisor Ms. Antonia Woodman.
YOLO Foundation board chair/co-founder Ms. Danielle Taylor informs National Junior Honor Society members about the foundation to help kick off the fundraising effort. At right, Ms. Woodman explains how money will be collected for the fundraiser.