The Charity Challenge Raises Money for myFace

The Charity Challenge Raises Money for myFace photo

On Feb. 7, eighth graders at Oldfield Middle participated in The Charity Challenge—a fundraising competition in which proceeds were donated to the charity organization myFace.

Each year, eighth-grade students at Oldfield Middle choose a charity they’d like to support with this grade-wide fundraiser. After rounds of persuasive speeches within classrooms, students vote on their peers’ essays. Ten semifinalists are then chosen to present their charities to the entire grade. This year’s winner was Wyatt LaFountaine, who chose the charity myFace – a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with facial disfigurement. Focused mainly on children and their families, myFace funds medical, surgical, dental and psychosocial services as well as research and public awareness.

“I have a personal connection with this charity,” Wyatt said, “and I was so thankful my classmates chose myFace. This organization help so many people, and make so many lives better…and we’ll be helping them do that.”

To participate in the challenge, students paid an entrance fee, plus any additional funds they raised and formed teams. Students participated in physical and mental challenges, such as human “Hungry Hungry Hippos,” a ring toss, Kahoot trivia, and more.

“My parents always told me that our generation is going to be the one to make a difference,” said eighth grader Quinn, “and being able to participate in something like this really makes me feel like that’s true.”