Lincoln Elementary School Raises Money for Housing Forward
Each year, Lincoln Elementary School's (Oak Park) fifth graders hold the Hungry Minds Pasta Dinner, a fundraiser designed to support hunger relief charities. The classes research local non-profits, and each class selects their own to support. Restaurants then donate pasta and dessert, and the classes sell tickets to the dinner to other students and their families.
This year, Housing Forward was selected as one of recipients of the funds raised at the event. The event was extremely successful, raising more than $4,000, and we were grateful to accept a donation of more than $1,000 from Ms. Arnetta Thompson's class. Each student in the class also wrote a letter explaining why they chose Housing Forward, and what they learned in the process. Here's one of our favorites: