Sophomore Julia Graham once hosted a spaghetti dinner with the Spartanburg Breakfast Optimist Club. All proceeds were donated to Children’s Cancer Partners (CCP) to help local Carolina children battling cancer receive the life saving treatment they desperately need. Keeping COVID-19 recommendations in mind, Julia brought CCP’s fundraiser, Kidz in Lids, to her administration in lieu of a spaghetti dinner and made a virtual fundraiser on GoFundMe. You can read more about Julia and her project here.
Volunteerism is the foundation of CCP. Once a service organization, CCP has transformed into a nonprofit serving over 1,300 Carolina children battling cancer. Spartanburg High School senior, Mikiya Fowler, finds volunteering for CCP very impactful. Mikiya was inspired by her mom and CCP’s Family Advocate Manager, Carla Fowler, to make a difference in other people’s lives. Volunteering for CCP was the best way Mikiya believed she could do just that. To read more on Mikiya and teens volunteering in Spartanburg, click here.
**Articles linked are from Norse News, Spartanburg High School’s news source. All articles are written by high school students.