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Mackenzie MS Staff and Students Support Thirst Project

Mackenzie Middle School

Thirst Project representative Evan Wesley (left) speaks to students and staff at Mackenzie MS

The Mackenzie Middle School art program is hosting an art show on April 27 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. to raise money for the program's annual charity project.

The Mackenzie Middle School art department chooses a charity to work with each year. This year, the Thirst Project was chosen as the featured organization.

The students make artwork that coincides with the theme of the charity and sell the work to raise money for the project. This year, the project has extended beyond the art program as a campus project-based learning initiative. Research and projects from core subject classes will also be on display at the art show.

Students are studying the global water crisis in an effort to learn about the importance of giving and how it can change lives. The Thirst Project is an organization that builds water wells as part of their commitment to increase access to safe, clean water and their current focus is on Swaziland in Africa.

The campus has organized multiple fundraisers and recently received a visit from the Thirst Project's Evan Wesley. The goal is to raise $12,000 to cover the cost of building one water well, and they have raised $2,809 to date.