The Invisible Children Club at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland recently hosted the "Peace and Love, Hippies and Hearts" school dance to raise money for the education of a girl named Allison who lives in Guatemala City.
Nearly 200 Moore students dressed in 1960s garb helped ensure that Allison can go to school next year. The dance raised $700.
Rob Miller, an eighth grade science teacher at Moore, made the original connection with Allison while traveling in Guatemala.
"Two years ago, I was able to see first-hand how the AMG Guatemala schools love and care for the children of poverty in Guatemala," he said. "... I was asked to share pictures from my trip with the Invisible Children Club at Moore, and after seeing the pictures the club wanted to sponsor a child."
Miller recently traveled to Guatemala City with a team from his church to assist schools with construction projects.