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Kid's Day supports ailing children

The love of a parent surpasses every boundary, but what if they cannot afford to support their children?

The campus student leadership class is planning help families to cope with high medical bills. The class annually volunteers to sell Fresno Bee newspapers during early rush hours during the Annual Kid?s Day on March 15. The $1 donation from each paper is donated to Valley Children?s Hospital so that parents will have help paying for kids’ hospital medical bills.

In the last five years, Valley Children?s Hospital has provided more that $101 million in financial aid to needy parents. This is the 18th annual Kid’s Day newspaper drive.

In order to have a productive sale, the leadership team will meet in the morning and plan on meeting at the fire station at First and Nees for selling the papers. But no spot is guaranteed any of the hundreds of volunteers throughout the community.

?We are meeting at 5:15 A.M. to reserve that spot which hopefully has not already been taken and is close by our school,? David Tusan, ?07, said. ? Hopefully, our location will help boost our sales.?

Last year, campus volunteers sold 300 papers. The leadership team plans to sell at least 200 this year. Over 3500 volunteers in 20 cities across the San Joaquin Valley are expected to join forces this year. Campus students will sell the papers from 6-7:45 A.M. or until their allotment is gone.

?Last year?s sale was good, but we hope to surpass it,? David Fujihara, ?08, said. ?We are just glad to have such a great opportunity to help those who are less fortunate.?

The volunteers find the experience of helping others a valuable addition to their personal characters.

?This experience gives me a lot to think about,? Ashley Davis, ?07, said. ? It makes me feel good inside to help those who are less fortunate than I am.?

Despite the early hours they put in, volunteers do not regret the experience.

?You just don?t know how lucky you are until you hear about these kids,? Samantha Krikorian, ’08, said. ?I appreciate being healthy and I?m glad I don?t have to worry about something bad happening to me.?

Other students are welcome to join the leadership team selling papers on March 15. For more information, contact Josh Tosland, student leadership adviser, at 299-1695, ext.152.

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