Buffalo Grove German Club raises funds and awareness for worthwhile organization


For the second consecutive year, more than 100 German Club members at Buffalo Grove High School raised money to benefit others.  

This year, the students agreed to hold a fundraiser for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, an organization that has a personal connection to students in the club.  

“One of my German III students proposed the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation because her sister suffers from this disease,” said German teacher Julie Santeford.

For two years now, students in the German language program have organized a candy fundraiser and donated the proceeds to charity. Both years students have successfully donated over $1,000 to the organization of their choosing.  

During the 2017-2018 school year, the students chose to donate to the American Red Cross in noticing a need for hurricane relief. 

In response to raising money for others, senior Mitchell Trubitt says, “It really motivates us to sell more knowing it will go to a cause we all voted for and want to help.”

The variety of candy available – gummy bears, chocolate and Toblerone – is popular among purchasing students, who look forward to the fundraiser each fall.

Senior Erik Disch adds, “I even heard people asking when are we going to start selling prior to getting our candy.  I'm sure the future is bright with this Fundraiser.  Not only is this a fun tradition for the German students but it also has a positive impact on our community.”

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