I raised over $500.00 for Haiti when the earthquake happened. I couldn't have done it without my parents, who are the most caring people I know, my wonderful 2nd grade class (now in 4th), and my wonderful 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Bovee. I decided to do this at a young age because I loved (and still do) helping people. My mother was most of my inspiration. She suggested that we help Hope For Haiti. I decided to use a super teenie Nike shoe-box (I wasn't expecting much to come in) and a booth outside with a poster that I made (and of course, with my now 16 year old sister's help), to raise money, and in a week, it started overflowing, and we had raised over $350.00! In after about a week after that, I asked my teacher if I could man the booth, and she said that we had already passed our goal, and we had collected about $520.00! I was so excited, and so was my mom. We were extremely happy that we had passed our goal in under two weeks!