Root Beer Floats for St. Jude 

3.00 hours$188.00 raised

Posted by: gelly2004

Here's how we're taking action in our community:

We sold root beer floats to the students at our school to help sick kids at St. Jude.

Here's how we got the idea:

Our mom gave us an idea to sell lemonade or root beer floats. We chose root beer floats because there would be more people interested in buying root beer floats and we wanted to eat it too.

These are the steps we took:

We first made a poster board about how St. Jude helps kids to get better. Then we bought ice cream, root beer and supplies to sell at the fair. After school we set up a booth and made the root beer floats by putting a scoop of ice cream and filling the cup with root beer. Gavin was in charge of collecting money and making change and also talking about St. Jude while people stood in line. And Giselle was in charge of giving out the floats once people paid and thanking them.

Here are some of the results:

We raised $188. We sold each root beer float for $3 each. We sold 62 root beer floats and two ice cream only cups for $1.

These are the people who volunteered with me:

My family

One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:

There was a booth that was also raising money for St. Jude, the same charity. When we asked them why they picked St. Jude we found out that one of the students was a survivor of cancer because of St. Jude. It was really cool that we were both helping other kids with cancer. We got to have the experience of helping other kids in need.

One of the most important things I learned was:

There are a lot of ways that you can help different communities and different charities. Helping St. Jude taught me that there are researchers and people that work to help children with cancer.