By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Brookwood raises big bucks for charity

Spearheaded by its Student Government Association (SGA) and school administration, Brookwood High School established the “Brookwood 100K Challenge” to encourage its student organizations to raise a collective $100,000 for charities during the 2014-2015 school year.

And, just as school the school year ended, leaders announced that Brookwood has met the goal.

A number of local charities benefited from the school community’s generosity. A large portion of the $100,554.52 total was allocated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Helping Hands and Hearts, which raises money for people in the Brookwood community. Other beneficiaries included St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Amanda Riley Foundation, Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Family Promise, and a local cooperative.

Nearly every organization at Brookwood High supported the effort.  Clubs, teams, and staff created fundraising events and activities, classrooms participated in contests, and several groups donated money.  “We’ve set a new standard for the school and fueled a passion for philanthropy that we hope lasts a lifetime with our students,” said Principal Bo Ford.