Light Up A Life Tops $10,000


Julia Hogan

Recently, the Franklin High School Peer Leaders held a fundraiser to benefit the Santa Foundation, which provides gifts and meals to families in need during the holiday season.

During every D period class, Peer Leaders would visit classes to ask for and collect any money that students could spare to donate. With the event spanning from late November until mid December, Franklin High raised over $10,000.

Classes competed to see who could raise the most money in order to win a pizza party, with Mr. Penza’s D period class winning first place with a total of $976.28.

“With the money raised, we used it to buy gifts for families in need. We were given many wish lists consisting of diapers, clothes, toys, or necessities in general, ” says FHS junior and Peer Leader Hailey Metcalf.

“We raised enough money to provide for over 50 families, and many orphans,” Hailey added. “Franklin High students and staff should be really proud.”

For more information on the Santa Foundation, click here.