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AMPED class raises money selling Breast Cancer shirts
October 14, 2021
Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship and Design (AMPED) is a class that combines aspects of Algebra and business and one of the projects they work on involves running a t-shirt business. It was for this reason that language arts teacher Kathryn Shea reached out to the business AMPED teacher, Scott Beaver, to manufacture shirts to sell to raise money for Ingram.
“Ms. Ingram is one of our really good friends, we’ve been close for a long time. Mr. Beaver sent out an email promoting AMPED and I originally wanted to have department shirts made that we could wear to support her but after talking to Mr. Beaver it got bigger than that,” Shea said.
After Shea reached out, Beaver got to work designing the shirt and picking out materials.
“We brainstormed a design and we wanted to add a ‘Team Ingram’ on the sleeve so that we could show her support along with raising awareness for Breast Cancer,” Beaver said.
They decided that half of the $10 shirt would be donated to her GoFundMe while the other $5 covers the cost of the materials. The shirts can be purchased through Parent Pay Online by accessing the link or scanning a QR code by Oct. 15.
“I want to support Ms. Ingram. I can’t imagine what she’s going through and what she’s had to fight through. I’ve been wanting to find a way to support her and that’s one way we could do it together,” Beaver said.
After the shirts are ordered, the class will handle the production and distribution. Another aspect of this project is that whoever orders a shirt is being asked to wear it on Oct. 27. That date was chosen to fit the phrase from the movie Mean Girls, “On Wednesdays, we wear pink” and take place in October since it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“She’s raised so much money through her GoFundMe already so she’s really humble with receiving extra donations. She’s a teacher and medical bills are very expensive so we’re happy to help her in any way that we can,” Shea said.