Diversity Club Raises Money with Pizza

High school club organizes fundraiser during district's respect week.

The Millburn High School Diversity Club held a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen last week in Short Hills to raise money for an anti-bullying organization, Operation Respect.

"During Respect Week, we thought it was important to participate and support anti-bullying awareness and education. Holding a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen to benefit Operation Respect was a great way to do it," Ryan Siegel said, Diversity Club Co-president and Millburn High School Junior. "We are happy to support this national organization, which creates programs to teach children about respect and anti-bullying." 

The fundraiser took place Thursday Oct. 4, during the New Jersey Education Association's statewide Respect Week. California Pizza Kitchen donated twenty percent of sales to those who presented the flyer, totaling $240. 

"We want to thank California Pizza Kitchen for their support," Siegel added. 

"The Diversity Club would like to thank the Millburn High School Red Cross Club, which also supported our efforts and helped to promote the fundraiser," Yang Yi said, Diversity Club Co-President and Millburn High School Senior. 

"We are grateful to all of the participants who came out to the restaurant and had a delicious meal for an important cause," added Srujana Sinha, Diversity Club Secretary and Millburn High School Sophomore.

 Operation Respect is a non-profit organization working to assure each child a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can take place free of bullying, ridicule and violence. More information can be found at www.operationrespect.org.


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