November 15, 2018

Essex Elementary School Raises Funds for Sisters Cities Essex Haiti

From left to right: Jeny Sawar- SCEH Board Member, Majorie Russel; EES Social Development Committee and Event Organizer, Jenifer Grant; SCEH Vice President for Deschapelles Projects, Scott Jeffery; EES Principal, David Evangelisti; SCEH Treasurer, Denise D'Avella; SCEH Development Chair, Sue McCann; SCEH Secretary. (Photo by Essex Elementary School Faculty/Staff)

From left to right: Jeny Sawar- SCEH Board Member, Majorie Russel; EES Social Development Committee and Event Organizer, Jenifer Grant; SCEH Vice President for Deschapelles Projects, Scott Jeffery; EES Principal, David Evangelisti; SCEH Treasurer, Denise D’Avella; SCEH Development Chair, Sue McCann; SCEH Secretary. (Photo by Essex Elementary School Faculty/Staff)

The Essex Elementary School Social Development Committee presented a check on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 for $2,754.25 to Sister Cities Essex Haiti. Inc., a 501C3 Foundation. The funds were raised at the Essex Elementary School’s, “Friends and Family on the Green Community Event” held on June 14, 2013.

This family and community event was part of Essex Elementary School’s ongoing partnership and collaborative relationship with Sister Cities Essex Haiti (SCEH) to benefit the people of the town of Deschapelles.

Essex Elementary School began working to support SCEH in the 2011-2012 school year.  Over the past few years our students have grown in their knowledge and understanding of their “sister city” and have worked to connect with Deshapelles, Haiti through their kindness and support.  Efforts from the Essex Elementary School children have raised funds to help support the construction of a library for the students in Haiti who we have learned, while being from a very different culture, with different lifestyles and opportunities, are no different from our own students in terms of wanting to grow, learn and become their personal best.

Through our partnership with SCEH, the students at Essex Elementary School have embraced this and have taken responsibility to help their community friends in Deschapelles, A special thank you goes out to Majorie Russell, the Essex Elementary School Social Development Core Team, Denise D’Avella, Brenda Floyd and Sister Cities Essex Haiti for their efforts in organizing this wonderful event.

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