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IHHS SMILE Club supports Thirst Project during COVID-19

Fundraiser page

Indian Hill High School (IHHS) SMILE Club is expanding opportunities for students to become involved. The organization is encouraging Braves to help raise funds for the Thirst Project after IHHS student Rama Sardar learned about the international student-led efforts to combat the global water crisis.

“Thirst Project is a movement of students all over the world, raising money and awareness for the global water crisis,” said Sardar. “According to their website, 100 percent of all the money that Thirst Project receives goes directly to funding sustainable water projects.”

The SMILE Club member shared her passion to support the nonprofit, and a new SMILE Club campaign was developed. 

“Helping to raise money for this incredible effort to bring water to those in need is what prompted me to support the campaign,” said IHHS student and SMILE Club founder Vandita Rastogi. “It brings SMILES to the community around us at a global scale which is what this club was founded on.” 

Sardar created a fundraising page for the Thirst Project. So far, she has raised more than $1,000. SMILE Club is supporting this fundraiser through regular social media promotion on Instagram at smileclub_ih.

“This project is a great global initiative and I am so happy that SMILE could be a part of this,” said Rastogi. “It is imperative that we help the community, not just those around us, but those who are oceans away. A small passion project can go a long way to connection our world together.”