Sixth graders at Whitewater Middle School are nearing the end of a book unit in which they read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Throughout this unit, students have learned about water conservation and the struggle for clean, accessible water that affects millions of people around the globe.
A message to the community from Jordan Moser, Sixth Grade Language Arts and Mathematics Teacher at Whitewater Middle School:
“As a culminating project, we ask for your assistance in our participation in Water for
South Sudan’s ‘Iron Giraffe Challenge.’ As participants in the ‘Iron Giraffe Challenge,’ we are
raising money for Water for South Sudan and their efforts to bring clean water to areas in need
in South Sudan. If we meet our fundraising goal of $1000, Whitewater Middle School will be
entered into a drawing to win a number of different prizes which include, but are not limited to, a school visit from Salva Dut (the main character of A Long Walk to Water ) and a live video meeting with author, Linda Sue Park.
Please consider donating to this amazing and worthy cause. With your help, we can
improve the quality of life for countless people by helping them access clean water. For more
information on the ‘Iron Giraffe Challenge,’ please visit
To donate, please visit our team page at https://www.classy.org/team/284892. In order to qualify for the drawing, all donations must be submitted no later than March 27, 2020. If you have any questions regarding this fundraising effort, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!”