St. Monica CES Eco Club raises funds for Australian bushfires with handmade buttons

When the Eco Club at St. Monica Catholic Elementary School heard about the Australian bushfires and the animals it affected, they knew they had to take action.

Students came up with the idea to create more than 800 buttons to raise awareness for the bushfires and the animals that inhabit the lands. The button designs showcased animals native to Australia, including kangaroos, koalas, wombats and Tasmanian devils. The buttons were sold at their school for $1 each. Since then, students have raised a grand total of $855 in support of World Animal Protection.

“Raising money will help animals and the organizations that are helping them survive. I have a really good love for animals and I hate to see them suffer,” said Morgana O., Grade 6 student.

In addition to the buttons, students created a slideshow presentation and posters to educate fellow students of the devastation that Australia has endured and encourage others to take action.

Congratulations to the Eco Club for this remarkable achievement!

the eco team poses with their buttons at the sales table