It seems fitting, that a bright red plant native to Mexico, is being used to raise funds for an educational trip to that country.
A knock at the door this week, may be a student from the J.L. Crowe Interact Club selling poinsettias to raise money for a July 2013 trip to San Miguel, Mexico.
“This fundraiser is a great start to our year, and fundamental to us reaching our financial goal,” said Jesse Bartsoff, Grade 11 student and club president.
The locally grown plants will be for sale until Nov. 22, with prices ranging from $14 to $20.
Poinsettias can also be purchased by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The plants will be available for pick up at the school on Dec. 5, from 2: 30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Interact Club is directly related to the Rotary Club, but is run entirely by youth.
It will be their third trip to San Miguel de Allende.
“Our motto is kids helping kids, at home and abroad,” said Bartsoff.
The first two trips had students helping at an all-girls orphanage and pre school day care.
“This year the students will volunteer where the local Rotary Club in Mexico finds a need,” said teacher Patricia Nutini.