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Ally and Summer

(Detroit, MI–October 28, 2022)

University Liggett School students Ally M. and Summer O. worked with Kirsten Hibbs, support staff specialist and dean of ninth grade life, to create the Liggett Challenge.

Raffle time

What is the Liggett Challenge? A fundraising campaign to help children in nearby Detroit schools get brand new shoes.

Ally and Summer solicited donations of gift cards and items from local businesses for an opportunity drawing they nicknamed the Fish Bowl Raffle! They also created custom bracelets and set up a snack stand on campus. With the help of school leadership and their families, they also organized a dinner fundraiser hosted by local business Pepperoni Grille of Clair Shores.

Over the last two years, the Liggett Challenge has brought teachers, local businesses, and students together and raised nearly $16,000. These funds provided 521 pairs of shoes to students at Hamilton Academy in the Chandler Park Community of Detroit, Michigan.

We can't wait for year three of the Liggett Challenge!