Schools for Smiles:

Boise’s BEST students Raise Funds for ICSF

Neil Jaraczek, special education teacher at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho, heard about ICSF and had the idea that fundraising to help ICSF treat children in poor countries would be both fun and therapeutic for his special ed students. He was right!

After the Better Employment Skills Training (BEST) class’s first ICSF Schools for Smiles fundraiser in 2007, the students carried it on, making the program a yearly tradition. They raised funds for ICSF by making and selling outdoor furnishings. The class presented Dr. Geoff Williams with a check in a ceremony at the end of the 2007 school year, and has given a check to ICSF every year for the last four years.

“These wonderful kids are so loving and caring,” says Dr. Williams. “They really understand how great it feels to help unfortunate kids in poor countries. They love doing the Schools for Smiles campaign every year and won’t let it die.”

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Students of teacher Neil Jaraczek (above left photo) at Borah High School have been making outdoor furnishings, such as potting tables and lawn furniture, and donating the proceeds to ICSF for five years.

Design by Melissa Ventura, Development by Drew Bertola and Walter Martin.