(Whitewater Middle School submission) For the second year in a row, sixth graders at Whitewater Middle School have successfully completed the Iron Giraffe Challenge. The challenge, which benefits the nonprofit organization Water for South Sudan, was to raise $1,000 which the company then uses to drill and rehabilitate water wells in Africa. To date, a total of $1,281 has been donated to the school’s 2020-2021 fundraiser. In the two years that Whitewater Middle School has participated in the Iron Giraffe Challenge, they have raised a total of $2,404.
Of the 199 schools in the world that registered for the 2020-2021 Iron Giraffe Challenge, WMS was one of 99 schools that completed the challenge. Since the Iron Giraffe Challenge’s first year in 2016, WMS currently ranks 57th in the world all time in total fundraising for Water for South Sudan.
Due to these incredible fundraising efforts, Whitewater Middle School has qualified for a grand prize drawing where schools can win a variety of different prizes including school visits from Salva Dut (the founder of Water for South Sudan), video conferences with author Linda Sue Park, and much more. The live drawing will be on Friday, April 9 at 11:00 AM CDT and will be broadcasted on Water for South Sudan’s Facebook page via Facebook Live.
To learn more about our fundraiser, please visit our fundraising page at classy.org/team/284892.