5th Graders Raising Funds for Landmine Survivors


Fifth grade students from Moffet School in Pennsylvania recently had a virtual tour of the prosthetic center in Bosnia as part of the Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS). They were inspired to raise funds to support a landmine survivor in need of a prosthetic.


This is not the first time students from Moffet School have raised money. In 2013 the students worked with the Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership program to raise money to sponsor a mine detection dog (MDD). After a successful campaign, MDD Victory was deployed to Iraq to sniff out landmines saving countless lives during his career. The students and teachers at Moffet School have continued to fundraise for almost ten years.


This year, 5th grade CHAMPS participants held a Candy-Gram sale for Valentine's Day as a way to raise money for landmine survivors in Bosnia. The students raised $425 through this event and are planning to add to their funds with a Mother's Day Flower Sale in May.


Congratulations and thank you to Moffet School teachers and students for their continued dedication to CHAMPS and making the world a safer place for those impacted by landmines.


Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS)

Children Against Mines Program is a program designed for schoolchildren to learn about the human consequences of landmines and how people and dogs are working together to make a better and safer world. Students in the United States participate in meaningful activities that nurture leadership and peace building skills. CHAMPS participants connect virtually with children living in mine-threatened communities around the world and are empowered to become part of the solution for a mine-free world by restoring hope through their interactions. Since the inception of the program, children from around the United States have sponsored forty-six mine detection dogs working in seven different countries through student-led fundraisers and activities. In addition to sponsoring life-saving dogs, these children have also assisted more than eight hundred landmine survivors to receive prosthetic limbs, mobility aids and other medical assistance.