Students at a Durham, North Carolina high school raised over $6,000 for the American Red Cross to help tsunami victims.

Instead of writing term papers or giving oral presentations, the students in teacher Brian McDonald’s civics class organized a teacher-student volleyball game, waited tables at Golden Corral restaurant and worked the concession stands during plays.

One of the great things about this effort was that it was organized within the classroom. The teacher made a purposeful effort to help students learn about volunteerism, social responsibility and compassion by creating thier own fundraising projects. Students showed much creativity in organizing a teacher-student volleyball game. What a great fundraising idea, to involve students, teachers and parents.

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