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Fairfax Co. students clean up, reach $15K ‘Soap For Hope’ goal

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Students in Fairfax County’s Lake Braddock Secondary School have raised more than $15,000 with their “Soap for Hope” fundraiser. (Courtesy David Kelly)

The group of Fairfax County eighth-grade students at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke set a high goal of raising $15,000 to help 15 schoolmates who had a parent who lost a job because of the pandemic, by making and selling handmade soap.

“What’s exciting is that we’ve reached our goal,” science teacher David Kelly told WTOP Friday morning. “I’m not going to lie, it seemed a little far-fetched.”

This week, the “Soap For Hope” GoFundMe page passed $15,000, with more than 460 donors.

While the main goal was to help local families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelly said his students will continue to reap the benefits.

“Not only did we use our chemistry skills that we developed of the year to make soap, and research the chemical properties of how soap destroys viruses, but they also learned marketing and communicating.” Kelly said. “And they learned how hard work actually pays off.”

Kelly said the project will end next week, and he’s discussing with the school system the logistics of distributing the money equally among the families who were contacted early in the process.

While “it would be so great to go in person to deliver it,” Kelly said the privacy of the families receiving the money must be respected.

“All the students’ hard work, the way the community has come together, how the school district has supported us, it has been such an amazing process.”

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‘Soap For Hope’ drive raises money for local families who lost their jobs

After a Fairfax County, Virginia, teacher found out almost a quarter of his students had a parent who lost a job because of the pandemic, he and his class launched a unique project to help them.

David Kelly and his eighth-grade science students at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke started a GoFundMe drive called Soap For Hope.

“We’re using our chemistry skills that they’ve learned to make soap,” Kelly said.

Anyone who donates $10 or more will be mailed a bar of handmade soap and a personalized thank-you letter.

Students made the soaps at home, all at once, while connected remotely as a class.

“Some students were able to get supplies. Some parents donated and distributed supplies. I had supplies and gave it out,” Kelly said. “It’s just been so overwhelming to see the community coming together to get this project going.”

Kelly said his students have gone beyond his soap-making expectations, using molds to create fun shapes and adding scents from essential oils. One student, however, may have crossed a scented line.

“A student made Hollister cologne soap. I guess (they) sprayed their cologne into it,” Kelly said, laughing. “Someone on the GoFundMe requested, ‘Can we get the one that did the Hollister cologne?’ I was like, ‘Oh gosh, sure, take it.’ My place is starting to smell like Bath & Body Works.”

The class hopes to raise $15,000. When the drive ends, all the money collected will be distributed equally to the affected student families.

“What’s amazing about it is, to me, I feel like they’re learning how to put others in front of themselves. Which at eighth grade, it’s all about me,” said Kelly. “I’ve just never seen so much effort by eighth-grade students.”


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