For the past few years Cooper City Elementary School’s student government, under the direction of Dianne Maurer, has raised over $5,000 for childhood diseases. Cooper City Elementary has done this by suspending school uniforms on early release days and allowing students to wear jeans and a sports shirt for a $1 donation for this cause.
On May 29, 2015, student government officers at Cooper City Elementary presented the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a check for $1,900.
Each year the student government raises money for childhood diseases for their service learning project. In the past they've donated to The Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital Foundation and the Autism Awareness Foundation. Along with fundraising, the student government does a Harvest Drive, which donates canned goods to the homeless shelter in Hollywood. In December they donated over $500 in toys to the HOPE Outreach Center.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. It believes that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.