Archive for Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Free State High group offering child care fundraiser on New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2009


The Free State High School’s Social Awareness group is offering a child-care service on New Year’s Eve.

Parents can drop their children off at the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building, 1202 Oread Ave., from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The proceeds raised will help fund a social awareness community building trip for Free State students to go to Kenya and assist with Comfort the Children International.

All ages are welcome, and snacks, drinks and a variety of activities will be provided. Suggested donation is between $15 and $50.

For more information, contact Carlin Francis at 764-6342 or by e-mail at


Cartemus 8 years, 5 months ago

Money is going to Kenya?

cue Marion and his xenophobia in 3, 2, 1....

salad 8 years, 5 months ago

OMG!!! That's an amazingly good idea! It's about impossible to find a baby-sitter on new years eve. Hope they get a great turn-out for a good cause.

kjo_shorty 8 years, 5 months ago

This is a very nice offer. I do hope they will screen the people picking up the children though. A lot of those parents will probably be drunk.

Jessi 8 years, 5 months ago


Why would the high school students screen the parents? Aren't they PARENTS for a reason? Definately not a teenagers job to make sure the parents picking up the kids aren't drunk. While I'm sure that some of the parents will be drinking and then go pick up their's not someone else's job to make those parents responsible...especially not a high school student who is not even old enough to drink. Wow, lets make someone's kid responsible/to blame for what the parents will do.

kjo_shorty 8 years, 5 months ago

Jessi- When you sit for someones child you are the one to be held responsible. A care provider has the right to refuse to let a child go with anyone that appears to be under the influence. You can't force a parent to be responsible but you CAN teach responsibility and the value of a life to a teenager. Tipsy Taxi is running... it would not be hard. If the parent shows up in no condition to drive, call a taxi or other alternative source. I suppose you would rather we just buckle all those innocent kids in with their drunk ride, and pray that they make it home safely. I never said it should be the job of the student to make a parent responsible... more that the students, as the care provider, should see to it that these kids are safe.

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