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Spanish Club gives back by selling pulseras

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On October 25, Mrs. Tanton and the rest of the Spanish teachers that help with the Spanish Club began to sell bracelets called ‘pulseras’ to raise money for families in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

The idea was presented by the secretary of the Spanish Club, Ashlyn Harvey senior.

The bracelets were sold from October 25 until November 8. The spanish teachers sold the bracelets during ILT in their rooms. There were many different colors and designs, all of them extremely beautiful and they were sold for only five dollars each.

“We sold 405 bracelets and raised $2080 dollars,” said Mrs. Tanton, spanish teacher and sponsor for the spanish club.

This astounding amount is even greater when the impact of the money was realized.

“This money goes to funding housing and education programs, as well as manny other financial programs to help support families,” Tanton said.  

The organization also employs all of their workers, whom they call ‘artists’, to try to provide a positive & uplifting work environment where people can earn a sustainable wage in countries with high unemployment, and frequent tough working conditions, and where pay is usually less than a dollar a day.

Their website also provides facts about how they use the money raised from sales to fund many programs that empower people through secondary education, university scholarships, housing programs, youth shelter support, workers’ rights advocacy, funding for environmental initiatives, and more. The organization does not believe in just giving people things, they want to give people skills that will help further themselves in society.

The Pulsera Project website has lots of information about their initiative and how the bracelets impact the communities.

“This will show the people that they are valued” said Mrs. Tanton in hoping that this money will go even farther than the impact at our school.

All of the money gets back to the families in Nicaragua through The Pulsera Project Nonprofit Organization a station for them in Charleston.

Though Mrs. Tanton said that she really wants to do this fundraiser again next semester, The Pulsera Project only allows one fundraiser of their products per year.

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