Eighth grader Allie Pierce, like her fellow (K4AK) volunteers Haley Clafton and Erica Meister, logged hundreds of hours this summer doing something they love.
Now it’s time to show off the fruits of their labors.
Allie and her fellow students visited businesses in the area, seeking donations for a silent auction that begins Monday. They were gathering items for K4AK, which has raised enough money to build schools and a clinic, fund a doctor and dentist and more for children in Afghanistan. The project began at in 1998 with teacher Khris Nedam.
“We know that we’re making a huge difference in these kids lives,” Allie said. “We’re influencing not just kids, but their families.”
Her mother, Lori Schafer, added: “The kids’ goal was to provide education and medical services. What they’re trying to do is show other children in Northville and Michigan that they don’t have to wait until they’re adults to make a difference.”
The girls started out with the project as Amerman students, but have continued into middle school.
“I hope to stay with it as long as I possibly can,” she said. “It just shows you how one small group of kids can do a lot to change the world. It may seem pretty small but Mrs. Nedam has been doing this for 13 years.”
The silent auction is available on-line from Oct. 3-13. Some of the approximately 100 auction items include:
- A trip to Legoland in the Chicago area
- Dinner with ’s firemen
- A variety of sports game tickets and memorabilia, including a football autographed by Detroit Lion Ndamukong Suh
- A tea party at in Northville Square
To check out the auction visit www.32auctions.com. Select “View an Auction” from the bar at the top of the page. The auction ID is Kids4 and the auction password is Afghankids. The proceeds will go to benefit the clinic, Schafer said.