The Leadership Class of Jewell School believed that a communitywide effort was needed to help aid and support the devastated families and children of Haiti. Not even a week following the shattering earthquake in Port-au-Prince, the Jewell School Leadership Class, with support from social studies teacher Mark Freeman, proposed a fundraiser to Superintendent Brian Gander.

Without hesitating, Gander gave the fundraiser a green light. A goal was set for $1,515.15, a large sum considering the size of the community. If the goal was met by Feb. 12, several members of the faculty agreed to subject themselves to humiliating hair-dos. The date came, and the Jewell community had raised more than $2,000.