Sweets, Treats and More-Raising Money For Local Charities

Students learned about...

ELA, Math, Social Studies, Cooking and Local Non-Profits

Students investigated needs related to...

Multiple organizations associated with the United Way and thought about how their “Sweet Shop” could provide needed money.


Elementary students in Fall River, MA heard a presentation by a United Way of Fall River representative, which inspired them to research and choose a charity to support in their community. To raise money for their selected charity, students baked various treats and sold them to parents, staff and students in the 21st Century Program. Students also learned about various aspects of running a business.


William S. Greene School, Fall River Public Schools



United Way, Forever Paws, American Cancer Society

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5 Weeks

4 days/week, 7 hours/day

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