Reporting Michelle Durham
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By Michelle Durham
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Students at a South Philadelphia public school were participating in a special event today to raise money for children their own age in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
“We each pay five dollars for Haiti so they can go to school,” explained ten-year-old Olivia.
The $5 donation allowed students to watch this game. But to watch the second game — students vs. faculty — students had to contribute $10.
The fundraiser was the idea of eighth-grade teacher Kelly Schaaf (right), who traveled to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
“It was also the first time that I had seen that kind of poverty — abject poverty — that just inspired me to do whatever I could to help them out,” she told KYW Newsradio today.