Bucyrus National Honor Society conducting raffle for United Way

Bucyrus National Honor Society conducting raffle for United Way
Posted on 03/11/2015

The Bucyrus High School National Honor Society is doing its part to help the Bucyrus and Crawford County communities through a raffle to raise funds for the United Way of Crawford County.

National Honor Society vice-president Sam Van Voorhis has served as the catalyst for the fundraiser. The idea for the raffle came after he had a conversation with Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Burke.

"We do some things, like Random Acts of Kindness treat bags and monthly breakfast for a teacher, as a group in the building but not enough in my opinion," Van Voorhis said. "Dr. Burke told me that United Way could always use help in their fundraising efforts, so we thought it would be a good idea to raise money and help our school and community at the same time."

Tickets can be purchased through Friday, March 13, for a chance to win a variety of prizes that range from gift cards to local restaurants, all-season Athletic Passes for the 2015-2016 school year and one month of free guitar, piano or voice lessons through the month of April.

"Sam and the rest of the members of National Honor Society planned the entire raffle from getting collection jars, to finding tickets, to soliciting donations to be raffle," National Honor Society advisor Shannon Henize said. "They organized their duties with regard to selling tickets and wrote the announcement that has been read every day since the middle of last week."

Secondary School staff members have also donated t-shirts, an ice cream sundae party for a class, donuts for a class, an independent study day and an open lunch or breakfast for a class, just to name a few.

"It's important for kids to be involved in doing for others because they need to realize that they CAN make an impact," Henize said. "These are our leaders of tomorrow, so getting involved today is essential for them and for us."

If you would be interested in purchasing a raffle ticket to help the Bucyrus High School National Honor Society raise money for the United Way of Crawford County, please contact Mrs. Shannon Henize at 419-562-7721 ext. 1209 or email shenize@bucyrusschools.org.