Cool Schools: Catholic High's "Week For Mozambique"
BATON ROUGE- A group of young men at Catholic High School raised thousands of dollars for a school in Africa, and they did it by not shaving!
A class of juniors took on a new group project. They were assigned with picking a social issue going on in the world.
"We picked the lack of importance on education in America and the world," said Joseph Sotile, a junior at the school.
That's how "The Week for Mozambique" was started. The students began raising money for the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and their Mission Amatongas in Mozambique.
The boys got creative with fundraising. Students at the school could wear casual clothing like jeans and t-shirts for $20, and for an extra $10 they could skip out on shaving.
"It was fun watching everyone walk around campus in jeans and t-shirts with their facial hair growing out," said Sotile. "It was a cool experience to be able to see a physical thing you actually donated."
Their original goal was to raise $6,000, but the students doubled that goal in less than a week. The group ended up raising a total of $13,723 for Mission Amatongas.