High school students raise $1200 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) -- A group of area high school students are helping families in need.

On Tuesday students from the Sparta High School Key Club, which is a community service organization, gave the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals a check for $1,200.

Members were able to raise the money by holding a Sweet Dreams dessert tasting and gift basket raffle in April.

The money raised will go directly to patient specific funding to help local families.

The key club decided to fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, because the organization has helped families in the Sparta area.

“The fact that some of them are in our community, it really feels like we’re helping out around our community, and just the fact that we’re making it a difference in so many families, it feels really good,” said recent Sparta High School graduate Sophie Schmitz.

“I think it’s important for the community to know of the amazing things that are young students are doing. These projects they take them, and they take them to the next level,” said Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program manager Heather Gilles.

This was the first year for Sparta High School Key Club’s Sweet Dreams fundraiser, and the group hopes it will continue.

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