SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
If you can’t get your own teenager to help around the house, here’s an idea: Hire one.
Susan Stambaugh, Great Bend High School vocal music instructor, said nearly all of her A Cappella Choir students are up for grabs in the rent-a-student fund raiser. The students have less than eight weeks left to raise funds for their trip to Washington, D.C.
“Some kids have 100 percent of their funding in place; some don’t,” she said. As money-making opportunities come in, she will match students who need funds with the jobs.
“No one has ever said that they are not satisfied with their job performance,” Stambaugh said, noting that no job is too small or too large. “If it’s a big job, I send more students.”
GBHS Junior, Holly Mosier, said she has rented her talents to help serve a wedding reception at the Club at StoneRidge and babysitting. Her classmate, Wade Honomichl, has done yard work and helped move furniture.
“The kids really do depend on this fund raiser,” Stambaugh said. “The community is always very generous in its support of my students.”
In the past, students have helped with raking leaves, snow removal and yard work preparing for spring, cleaning gutters, washing store windows, helping with inventory, helping prepare for estate sales, stripping wallpaper and shampooing carpets. Once, students even helped wash tractors for a business.
Students are rented for a donation, Stambaugh said. They can provide receipts for people so that the donation can be used as a tax deduction.
To rent a student, call 793-1521, extension 138.