Harrison charity week to benefit Flint kids, cancer and autism causes

Harrison High School’s 10th annual Charity Week starts April 15, with activities that include a Neon Dance on April 15, Staff/Student Basketball Game on April 20, and the 4th Annual Autism Awareness Benefit on April 22.

Promoted by the Student Council, Think Pink and Interact Club, Charity Week will raise money for the Flint Child Health and Development Fund, an organization that provides support for critical interventions today and well into the future, for children impacted by lead-tainted water. Individual and group donations can be made at: flintkids.org

The Neon Dance will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the cafeteria; tickets are $5.

Think Pink and Autism Benefit t-shirts will be available all week before school and at lunch. For a $1 donation, Hawks can leave their mark in the cafeteria with a handprint to support Autism Awareness.

On Monday, staff and students can wear their jammies to school, and everyone is encouraged to wear Breast Cancer Awareness crewnecks and t-shirts for Tuesday’s Pink Out. Also on Tuesday, Leo’s Coney Island at 12 Mile and Farmington Road will donate 10 percent of the total bill when Hawks present a coupon available on the school’s website.

On Wednesday, Favorite Sports Team Day, students can wear their favorite team gear. Senior Ari Hollander is spearheading a Gently Used Sporting Goods Item Drive, which will benefit Friendship Circle. That night, the Annual Staff/Student Basketball game begins in the gym at 7 p.m. Admission is $3, but only $2 for those who donate a gently used sporting good item.

On April 21, during all lunches, students will be able to bid on their favorite senior during the Live Senior Auction. Seniors will walk the winning bidders to their classes (while carrying their books) the following day, and enjoy a pizza lunch together.

Principal Jim Anderson has agreed to be duct taped to the wall at lunch on Friday. Students will pay just $1 per strip of tape. A pep rally featuring class competitions will end the day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear blue for Autism Awareness, and the 4th Annual Autism Benefit, held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, closes out the week.

For more information, contact Angela Leach at 248-426-2858 or angela.leach@farmington.k12.mi.us.