Students Want To Help Afghan Children
Friday October 12 09:05 PM EDT
Children across the United States are responding to a plea by President Bush.
He asked every child to send $1 to the White House to be used to help the children of Afghanistan. Children in southeast Wisconsin are doing their part.
"Whose got something for the children of Afghanistan?" asked Butler Middle School teacher Pat Gardner.
In her American history class, it was just a matter of talking about the president's speech before several kids wanted to give money to the children of Afghanistan.
"So the kids and the parents know we're not bombing them, we're bombing the terrorists," student Angie Paddock said.
"We're asking every child in America to earn or give a dollar that will be used to provide food and medical help to the children of Afghanistan," Bush said.
The students said that it's important not only Americans, but everyone throughout the world differentiates between people who live in Afghanistan and terrorists who hide there.
"It would make the kids over there think we're caring people, that we're just trying to get the terrorists," student Kyle Green said.
The effort at Butler Middle School will likely reach beyond Gardner's classroom," Maria Ramirez is the student president. She said that she wants the drive to be a schoolwide effort.
"We have food and stuff, but people in Afghanistan, they don't have what we have so instead of being selfish we should give some to them," Ramirez said.
The students hope that the children, the future of Afghanistan, may have a better understanding of the future leaders of the United States, WISN 12 News reporter Joel Kleefisch said.
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