Purple Pinkie Project 2015 We Day Initiative Helping the World!

Purple Pinkie Project Purple Pinkie Project


We raised over $500 in our first year of supporting this Free the Children  world-wide initiative!! A huge thank you to all the students who donated $1.00 to help provide polio vaccinations for two or more children in Northern India, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Nigeria.  Thanks also to students in IKE's Interact Club who came to Wilson to help with ribbons and painting fingernails purple!  It was great to hear about what Wilson students can be doing in the future to help this and other good causes.

Children in third world countries have their pinkie stained purple so that aid workers don't accidentally double dose them. Polio is caused by a virus and it cannot be cured. The only solution is prevention by the vaccine.  All funds collected were sent to the Yakima Rotary who coordinates this fundraiser through the International Rotary to provide children with much need polio vaccines.

(Image credit:  http://www.purplepinkie.com)