By Dave Fehte, Executive Director, CVCHS
Meet Agnieszka Holda, a Physical Education teacher at CVCHS. Coach Agnieszka Holda has started a fundraiser for displaced students from Ukraine who have been enrolled at Szkola Podstawowa Wandy Rutkiewicz in Rzaska near Krakow, Poland.
Coach Holda grew up in Poland and moved to the United States in 2006. She still has family in Poland and Ukraine and what is happening is close to her heart.
For two months, Ukraine has been under siege – and the atrocities continue to grow each day. The Russian invasion has displaced millions of civilians from their homes and thousands have been killed in the conflict. Ukrainians are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, and while global aid organizations ramp up their important work, thanks to Coach Holda’s efforts, the CVCHS community is doing its part to support displaced students, raising funds and awareness.
These students escaped the war in Ukraine with their families but are in desperate need of school supplies and clothing. Coach Holda is a passionate educator who wants to raise money for refugees attending the elementary school which she attended as a child. In fact, she now has a nephew who is a current student at the school.
More than $4,000 has been raised to date which was used to purchased care packages for the students. To which they expressed their gratitude with handwritten thank cards to CHVHS.
There are currently forty refugee students enrolled in the school who would directly benefit from the generosity of individual contributions.
One of the best things about Clayton Valley Charter High School is the community which it serves. The people of our community seldom shut their doors to people in need. you will consider helping Coach Holda reach her goal of $10,000 to cover the necessary expenses for Ukrainian students attending her former school in Poland.
Any donation, big or small, is greatly appreciated and will be put to beneficial use. For more information, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/school-helping-school.