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Dancing for World Bicycle Relief
With the excitement of a typical teenage dance with blaring music and crowds of boys and girls dancing the night away on the Hillside also came $1400.00 for World Bicycle Relief (WBR).
On Saturday, September 22, 2012, at an annual dance hosted by South Kent School, students from neighboring schools in the Northwest corner of the state enjoyed the sounds of DJ A-Plus in the Brown Gymnasium and also started the school’s fundraising efforts for the 2012-’13 year for the school’s “South Kent Cares.”
All proceeds of the dance are donated to World Bicycle Relief, founded in 2005 by alumnus F.K. Day, ‘78 and his wife Leah. In response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami the organization is dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through the Power of Bicycles. Since its inception, WBR has put over 100,000 specially designed, locally assembled bicycles in the hands of students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world. By increasing their mobility, WBR has likewise increased their possibilities.
South Kent School has raised of total of more than $11,000 for WBR in the last three years and looks forward to increasing that amount as this year progresses. This small school on the Hillside is about big change and it is proud to be part of the more than 500,000 lives changed by the global efforts of WBR.