COLUMBUS, Ga. – Students at Shaw High School are giving back to the community this month. They even helped one of their own during their first ever Three Weeks of Giving Campaign.
Student Damian Alexander lost everything in a house fire. Students raised money for him during their first week of giving through “Dollars of Damian”.
“It’s great. I really love my community coming together helping me out giving me some clothes and some new shoes,” Alexander said.
Senior Class President Alexandria Casey said their community stepped up for Alexander because it was the right thing to do.
“It wasn’t something that he asked for personally. It’s just something that we knew kind of that had to be done to support him,” Casey said.
Shaw is in week two of their Three Weeks of Giving. This week, they are collecting clothes for the Muscogee County School District’s clothing bank.
Principal Michael Braden hopes giving back will teach students to be servant leaders.
“To see them rise up and the Raider nation take care of our community and give back, personally it’s just such a great feeling that they’re growing as people and they’re growing as leaders,” Braden said.
Students set a goal to raise $500 with “Dollars for Damian”. They quadrupled that goal.
Students will be collecting canned goods next week. They are also partnering with Hardaway High School to raise money for Relay for Life.