Rising 8th grader Kate Peterson has been featured in several local news outlets for her fundraising and work through a yearlong school project. Kate provided sack lunches to members of the community and a donation to Interfaith Community Services. Kate’s project was part of a middle school elective called Change Makers, which encourages students to find a cause they are passionate about, identify needs and take action to make change.
Kate packed and delivered 870 sack lunches for the Oceanside, Escondido and Carlsbad Interfaith Community Services locations. She was also able provide a $1,000 donation directly to the organization from her fundraising efforts. Kate organized the initiative directly with Interfaith Community Services, shopped for supplies and food, and solicited help from her classmates to pack the lunches.