EPHS Dancing Charity Dream Date

 Eden Prairie High School raises $17,000 for ARC at the 3rd Annual
Charity Dream Date

"Saving the World, One Bid at a Time"

That was the motto for Eden Prairie High School's Third Annual Charity Dream Date event on February 12th And, this year the students 
selected ARC as the recipient organization of all funds-raised - nearly $17,000!

"The students clearly worked very hard to put this event together," said Hugh Parmer, ARC president, who spoke at the event. "They had a lot of fun with it. The audience really enjoyed it. And they did an amazing service - all at the same time."

Charity Dream Date is a fundraiser for a charitable organization - sponsored by the Eden Prairie High Student Council, DECA/BPA and National Honor Society. Students came up with the idea for a Dream Date auction and were fully responsible for the success of the event.

Thirty individuals are auctioned off - live - with a date package and bid on by students and parents. Donations are collected from generous local businesses and individuals. The event also included a silent auction, a raffle and lots of fun.

The students put it to a vote, and decided to support ARC's work around the world for refugees with the proceeds from this year's Dream Date. The American Refugee Committee is very proud and privileged to be associated with such a generous and fantastic group of young people. 

Eden Prairie High School website.

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