Each year the junior class at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, is in charge of putting on a dance during the dreary winter months. As class president, junior Jenna Bailey, 17, was put in charge of organizing the event in 2011. Jenna presented the idea of donating $2 of every $10 ticket to an organization of the class's choice. The choice was unanimous: the Laurel Junior class chose to donate 20% of ticket sales to SHARE in Africa. The class particularly took to SHARE's dedication to working with adolescent girls in Tanzania.
And so, on February 12, 2011, 350 students packed into Laurel's gym, decorated like the African jungle, to enjoy a night of dancing and supporting a great organization! In total, the Laurel Junior Class raised $700 for SHARE, and Jenna noted that "everyone is excited to see the continued progress this wonderful organization will achieve with this donation."