The Milford High School student council has been raising money for Make-A-Wish through different fundraisers.
The student council has done multiple fundraisers that students have come up with to help Make-A-Wish, including the SWEAT Dance, a dance after the last home basketball game that allows students to make their own playlist; For the Love of Jeans, a fundraiser where teachers could pay over the month of February to wear jeans to school; a March Madness bracket contest and a Super Bowl raffle with prizes donated by the community.
Madison Stutzman, student council member and chair for the SWEAT dance fundraiser, said Nebraska student councils have played an important role for Make-A-Wish for years.
“We’re proud to be a part of that,” she said.
Stutzman said the idea for the Milford student council to get involved came from Shelly Stitt idea. Stitt is Milford’s student council sponsor.
“She’s a very caring and helpful person, so this was a great opportunity for her to get involved in,” Stutzman said.
Stitt said she wanted to get involved because she has a passion for philanthropy and community service.
“It also gives kids the opportunity to see how big of an impact they can make,” she said.
Stutzman said working with Make-A-Wish is a good opportunity for students.
“It can open up students’ eyes to see the importance of helping others out and what differences it can make,” she said. “We have made a difference with our donations and it’s rewarding to help others out.”
Stitt wanted to give shoutouts to Stutzman and the student council for their fundraising ideas. She also wanted to thank Milford for all the community support.
“Lots of different kids have a lot of different ideas and things they want to organize,” she said. “It’s really neat to see their leadership grow.”
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