Healing Classrooms Challenge Spring Promo Winners!
Photo courtesy of the Tukwila Library Council team
Many thanks to all of the teams who have submitted pinwheels for our Healing Classrooms Challenge. And we want to give a special thanks to the teams that participated in our Spring Promotion!
Our Challenge goal is 200,000 pinwheels, which the Bezos Family is matching with $2 each--up to $400,000--to fund the International Rescue Committee's Healing Classrooms program. And during the Spring Promo period of February 1 - March 21, 2016, we matched all pinwheels we received at $2.50 each!
Also, during our Spring Promotion, we offered Team Contests in four categories: Most Pinwheels, Written Reflection Essay, Video Reflection Essay and Photo Essay. We're proud to announce the contest winners:
- Most Pinwheels Winner - The View Park Preparatory Charter High School team in Los Angeles with 10,000+ pinwheels!
- Written Reflection Essay Winner (High School) - Leaders of Lenoir team at Kinston High School in Kinston, North Carolina
- Written Reflection Essay Winner (Middle School) - Arrianne H. of the Vista Magnet Middle School team in Vista, California
- Video Reflection Essay Winner - Tukwila Library Council team in Tukwila, Washington
- Reflection Photo Essay Contest - No Winner; Honorable Mention to Desteny P. at Vista Magnet Middle School in Vista, California
Soon, we'll post the winning Written Reflection Essays on our website, so stay tuned! A big thanks to all of the contest participants and winners for taking a stand to help young Syrian refugees have safe spaces to learn and heal in Lebanon and Iraq.
The Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms Challenge, in partnership with the International Rescue Committee and Global Nomads Group will help Syrian youth from conflict areas recover from crisis and grow into happy, healthy adults. The Bezos Family Foundation will match every pinwheel you make and mail in with $2--up to $400,000--to support IRC's Healing Classrooms program. The more pinwheels you send in, the more children you'll help!