High School Students Make Wishes Come True

Attributions: 
Deon Youd

Spanish Fork High School student council teams up with Make-A-Wish Utah for the 8th annual “Homeless for A Night” event to raise money to grant wishes for local children with life threatening conditions

Students at Spanish Fork High School and other high schools in Nebo School District will join together to celebrate life, raise money, and have a lot of fun during SFHS’s 8th annual “Homeless for a Night” on Friday, March, 2, 2018 at 6pm to 2am on Saturday, March 3, 2018. All money raised through this event and others will benefit Make-A-Wish Utah.

“Homeless for A Night” is an all-night charity fundraiser aimed at raising awareness and money for Make-A-Wish. The ultimate goal is to grant the wish of our 7-year-old “wish kid” Kinley. Participants at “Homeless for a Night” pay a registration fee to take part in fun events such as a concert featuring Utah band Foreign Figures, a dance, basketball, video games, a movie, and more. This event is meant to challenge the students physically by going without sleep while raising awareness and money for a good cause in a safe, secure, friendly environment.

“It’s been fun to see Homeless for a Night evolve into something bigger each year,” says Colby Roberts, SFHS student body officer in charge of service. “This means so much to us because we get to help non-profit organizations in our own fun way,” Roberts continues.

Kennedy Frame, student body president at SFHS says, “It’s time for the community to connect, but it’s also a time to party and have a blast. It’s really unifying and fun to watch everyone rally behind a local family and help their wish come true. The whole night brings a positive energy to our community.”

All the money raised through registration fees and corporate sponsors will be donated to Make-A-Wish Utah. Make-A-Wish is an organization that prides itself on giving hope and joy to children and families challenged by life threatening conditions. The money raised at Homeless for a Night will help grant the wish of a 7-year-old Spanish Fork child with leukemia. Her wish is to go to Walt Disney World to meet all of the princesses and visit Harry Potter World in Florida.

In addition to Homeless for a Night, SFHS is hosting a family movie night on February 28, 2018. Student council will be accepting donations from movie attendees.

Last year’s event brought nearly 1000 high school students out to Spanish Fork High School. Spanish Fork High School was then able to donate $15,000 to Make-A-Wish last year. Spanish Fork High School is located at 99 North 300 West in Spanish Fork. Homeless for a Night will be held in the main and auxiliary gyms.

Contact: Kennedy Frame Student Body Pres. 801-995-1773; Colby Roberts VP Service 801-574-7788; Deon Youd Spanish Fork HS 801-362-9695 deon.youd@nebo.edu