World Vision 6k Wrap-Up

Raising money for clean water projects in Africa

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, the D123 community walked for clean water to help people in Africa get clean water!

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What is World Vision?

World Vision is an international humanitarian organization that partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling poverty and injustice. World Vision was founded in 1950 by Robert "Bob" Pierce, an American Baptist minister and relief worker, when he helped one little girl with only $5 in his pocket. Since then, Bob Pierce's mission was to help those children, families, and their communities living in poverty and unhealthy conditions. Today, World Vision helps more than 3.5 million children in nearly 100 countries across the world.


District 123 partnered with World Vision for the 5th Annual 6k Walk to Water event! Our scholars were able to raise $5,000 and awareness for people in Africa to have clean water. This event is hosted at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School. A special thanks to Mrs. Heather McCarthy and Mrs. Kate Ryan who initially brought awareness about this cause when they traveled to Africa to witness just how hard those living in this country need to work for clean water.

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6th grade OLHMS scholars proudly show off their medals after finishing the race!

Danny S. proudly states, "I wanted to do the 6k to help people in Africa get clean water. The best part of the 6k was when everyone was motivating me to finish the race and keep pushing to the end." We are always proud of our students for wanting to help others who are less fortunate than them.
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