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In the month of February, we are asking every student to donate $1 each week to the “Beat the Heat” campaign to air condition the gym. We believe their participation is important for several reasons:

  • Students are the ones who will benefit the most from cooler temperatures and a spruced up gym!
  • Philanthropy is an essential part of being a good citizen and an extension of our faith.
  • Their $1 becomes $2 because the Slonaker family, whose three children graduated from MDS, will match every dollar students donate.
  • If everyone participates, we could raise another $5,000!

This is not a parent giving campaign! We are encouraging students to give from their allowance or take on extra chores around the house to earn their contribution. Please encourage their sacrifice and generosity for a good cause. If you have not donated yet, we would greatly appreciate your support. You can visit or make a gift at

We have just $25,000 left to raise, so if we all pull together, our kids could enjoy an air conditioned gym when school starts back in hot August!