As Winter Term began in late November, the SSM Student Government members rolled up their sleeves to rally the school community around a fundraiser for the local HOPE Center in Faribault. HOPE Center supports women and their children who are the victims of domestic and/or sexual violence.
The Student Government’s original goal was to raise three thousand dollars. They held jeans day fundraisers, chuck a puck events at hockey games, and received donations from a variety of people, including members of the local community during the Campus Christmas Walk. In total, they raised about four thousand dollars, including beds for families needing that basic necessity. The donations helped to supply essential items for families and presents for the children. In total, five families were supported through the SSM efforts along with a stack of gift cards given to the HOPE Center for walk-in needs. Ms. Moyer, the Student Government advisor noted, “One of the things we learned last year was that they had a huge need for gift cards because they have many families who come in last minute and aren’t able to give them gifts. So they use the cards to help those families.”
SSM Student Government President, Quin Frazier ’19 offered his thanks. “We thank you as a community for your support and effort to help exceed our goal.”