The Justice League is putting on a school-wide raffle from Wednesday to Friday this week. The proceeds of the raffle will go to two impoverished students, who have been supported by the Justice League and the Rockhurst community for many years. Peter Kirimi Mutani from Kenya and Oliver de Jesus Perez from Nicaragua are sponsored by the Justice League through a charity called Unbound.
Unbound, which is the largest non-profit organization in Kansas, was founded by Catholics with the mission to serve the poor. Since its founding in 1981, Unbound has served to over 800,000 children, students and elderly across 21 nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Each year, the goal for the fundraising event is $360 for each sponsored student, $620 overall. Just receiving a dollar per day from Rockhurst will significantly impact the lives of Peter, Oliver and their families. Through money from Unbound, the students are not only supplied with the necessities of life, like food, water and medicine, but also with opportunities through education.
Raffle donations will be taken in the Barry Commons before and after school. This year, prizes include gift cards for the Rock Shop, as well as gift certificates to restaurants. Also, every late start, the Justice League will have their fair-trade coffee stand open in the Barry Commons, and will be taking donations for our sponsored students.
If you want to learn anything more about the Justice League, Unbound, or about Peter and Oliver, contact Mr. Grilliot, moderator of the Justice League.