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High School students kick off fundraiser for Direct Relief

Students raise money for Nurse in Haiti

SANTA BARARA, Calif. - Students from Dos Pueblos, Bishop Diego, Laguna Blanca, and Santa Barbara High Schools met at Direct Relief headquarters in Santa Barbara on Sunday to kick-off the 2017 Flowers for Relief fundraising drive.

They signed letters to send to potential donors. The fundraiser asks for a minimum donation of $120 in exchanged for the delivery of fresh flowers every week for the month of April.

All of the proceeds go to Direct Relief.

The fundraiser is organized by high school students involved in Youth for Direct Relief clubs.

The clubs meet each week at school to talk about ways to raise money and volunteer for the non-profit.

Now in its 10th year, the student-led initiative has raised $250,000.

At the kickoff, students watched a video message from a nurse in Haiti, whose position was funded by some of the money they raised.

The fundraising goal for 2017 is $35,000.

To purchase flower delivery, contact Direct Relief at 805-964-4767.

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