Sport & Medical Sciences Academy Students Raise Funds for International Rescue Committee

Sport & Medical Sciences Academy Students Raise Funds for International Rescue Committee

The students of the Marketing/Entrepreneurship class at SMSA raised funds for an organization that supports refugees the world over.

Due to budget constraints, the students’ annual trip to NYC was cancelled and so the students decided to start a class business–they decided to sell pierogi for the holidays.  This 3 week sale netted a profit of ~$630 that, in lieu of funding their trip, they decided to donate to IRC–The International Rescue Committee https://www.rescue.org/

Per its website:

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

In 2017, the IRC and our international program partners:

  • Helped nearly 23 million people access primary health care
  • Provided cash and asset transfers to 179,491 households of refugees and vulnerable people
  • Reached an estimated 2 million people affected by the hunger crises in East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen
  • Provided 1.14 million children with schooling and other education opportunities
  • Helped to create or support 16,179 businesses—73% of which are female-owned.
  • Provided support through safe spaces to 135,598 children and 116,580women and girls.

In the United States in 2017, the IRC:

  • Helped 10,665 refugees and special immigrant visa recipients resettle in American communities
  • Helped to create 134 refugee-owned small businesses.
  • Was supported by more than 5,200 volunteers working with our network of offices around the country.

The students sold 100 dozen pierogi and were helped greatly by a large purchase from EY (Ernst & Young) locally–who had a pierogi party the week before the holidays.

For more information, please contact:

Anne Nguyen, Marketing/Entrepreneurship TeacherSMSA

860-695-6941