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Riverwood Students Focused on Book Drive, Fundraising for Children in African War Zones

Forty students from the Sandy Springs school comprise the Invisible Children’s Club, which supports Invisible Children Inc., described on its website as a movement to stop the abduction of children as soldiers.

 

Riverwood International Charter School students have joined a worldwide movement for Invisible Children. They want to collect 75 boxes in book donations for children in African countries, who have been forced to experience war and abduction - reports say by war criminal Joseph Kony.

[A aimed at bringing the world together has gone viral in a campaign against Kony. A report on this morning’s “Today Show” said that a million people were watching the video per hour online.]

Forty Riverwood students comprise the Invisible Children’s Club, which supports Invisible Children Inc., described on its website as a movement to stop the abduction of children as soldiers.

They first learned of the story in a documentary, “Invisible Children: Rough Cut,” the story of orphaned children on the run from mass kidnappings in African war zones. After seeing the film, Riverwood students decided they wanted to do something to connect with the children they were just beginning to learn about.

They have raised nearly $2,000 through candy gram sales, after school bake sales, and selling roses on Valentine’s Day. Monies are donated to the national organization specifically for the Legacy Scholarship. Collected books are sent to Better World Books, an online bookseller and IC partner with a mission to promote literacy. Book sale proceeds are used for scholarships such the Legacy and also to purchase textbooks that are donated to local schools that orphaned students attend.

The students are 10 boxes short of their goal of 75 boxes. To donate call the school at 404-847-1980.

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