Posted: Mar 3, 2011 12:36 PM
Updated: Mar 3, 2011 12:44 PM
TUCSON - The white "Remember 1.8.11" bracelets are still being sold by students at Ironwood Ridge High School, but not for much longer - the student government plans to end their sales on March 26.
To date, $20,000 has been donated to the Tucson Victim's Fund from sales of the bracelets, and another $9,500 will be added to what is raised between now and the end of the sales.
Samantha Burgin, the teacher who helped organize the students' efforts, reports that they still have about 10,000 bracelets, and they are hoping to sell them by the end of the month.
"I am extremely proud of what my students have done," Burgin says. "At the beginning we thought we may sell them at school and never imagined the impact it would have on the community. This is something they will never forget, it is the legacy of the Ironwood Ridge Student Government Class 2010-2011."
A handful of bracelets are still available at the KVOA Studios, 209 W. Elm, but our supplies are dwindling. Stop by form 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to pick one up.
Bracelets will be available at the following events this month:
Saturday March 5th:
Foothills Mall (by the food court)
3:00 - 5:00
Saturday March 19th:
Craft Fair sponsored by Lending Hand
North Minster Presbyterian (Fort Lowell and Tucson Blvd.)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues/Wed March 22nd and 23rd
Tucson Community Shared Agriculture
Historic Y (5th and University)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday March 26th
NamJam at Tucson Electric Park
Car Show/Chili Cook-off 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Concert 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(Students plan to end sales of the bracelets at the Nam Jam event, and donate the remaining bracelets.)
Bracelets are also available during regular business hours at the following locations. It is advised that you call the business before you stop by to ensure bracelets are still in stock:
5009 E. 5th Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
Mama's Hawaiian BBQ
850 E Speedway
2954 N Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
911 Collisions (See the link for locations)
Down Home Delights
The UPS Store #0963
9121 E. Tanque Verde, Ste 105
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 749-0489 Fax
Rock N Babies
3951 W Ina #123
Tucson, AZ 85741
For more details, and information on ordering bracelets through the mail, visit:
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