The Middle School Diversity Club, newly formed this year, conducted another successful fundraiser with its second bake sale April 25 and 26.
Club adviser Lori Barletta said the bake sale exceeded expectations by surpassing the Diversity Club’s donation goal for the not-for-profit Roses for Autism organization. Ms. Barletta said, “The students chose Roses for Autism because they don't believe autism is a disease which needs to be 'cured.’ They believe we must work to reform society to better fit the needs of autistic people.”
During their meetings in April, the club members learned a great deal about autism and how it affects people. “It was very fulfilling as we connected with faculty and parents about their experiences and opinions on such a complex topic” said Ms. Barletta. “As April came to a close we were incredibly grateful for what we had learned and how much we had grown,” she added.
In the their first fundraiser in December, Diversity Club members sold chocolate chip cookies and brownies in the Commons to help raise money and bring awareness to the work of the Human Rights Foundation.