By: Joanna Im ’20
Members of the Harvard-Westlake Chinese Cultural Club, working with the Alpine Recreational Tutoring Program, continued the fundraising tradition that they sponsor every year. During break on Dec. 6, the Alpine Recreational committee brought Krispy Kreme donuts to school. They will direct funds from selling the donuts to buying gifts for the children involved in the Alpine program.
“I’m a co-chair for the Alpine Recreational Center, and this is where we tutor young children in need of an education. For Christmas, we wanted to buy toys for these children. To raise money, we decided that it would be fun to sell donuts!” Stephanie Cho ’20 said.
According to Cho, the Alpine Tutoring Program sold the donuts for $2 this year, in hopes of doubling profits from last year.
The Alpine Recreational Program ended up selling 589 donuts, raising a total of $1,178 for toys that will go to the children of the tutoring program. This met the group’s expectations of selling out, as well as doubling profits from last year.
Students have expressed positive feedback from the sale and the cause that it supports.
“I think it’s a really good thing that they are doing this for the preschoolers. Not everyone has a family that is financially stable enough to buy presents for the holidays, and it makes me feel good that the Alpine Tutoring Program is raising money, as well as giving treats to students,” Philip Moon ’20, a student who bought a donut, said.