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Simple Hope packathon held at Mukwonago High School

Mukwonago Area School District

 The Mukwonago High School Key Club, along with other high school clubs such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, and the Mukwonago Rotary Club have been working with Simple Hope, a non-profit organization to hold a Community Packathon at Mukwonago High School on Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Participants in the Packathon will work by mixing food with small teams of eight and sealing the food into plastic bags. The bags of food will then be sent to the orphanage and colony in Tanzania. Participants will then walk through the “village experience” by seeing the size of Tanzanian homes, carry buckets on their heads and experience other aspects of Tanzanian life. Each participant is required to raise $25 to pay for the food and transportation of food to the impoverished communities. Volunteer time is estimated to be about one hour. 

Community members are invited and encouraged to participate. For those interested in obtaining information, visit the Simple Hope website at www.simple-hope.org/packathon. Participants are encouraged to register online where they can sign up for their hour to work or can just show up and register at the door. The $25 donation can be paid ahead of time on the website or paid upon arrival at MHS. 

Interested community members who would like to help but are not available on the date of the Packathon may contact Mark Montanye at montama@masd.k12.wi.us and offer a donation to sponsor a high school student to participate in the project. All Donations are tax deductible.

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