Hi, my name is Missy, and I'm a teacher at Michele Clark High School in the Austin community on the west side of Chicago. I'm fundraising on behalf of our students to support their emotional and physical safety. On Friday, August 28, there was an incident of violence close to our school where two of our students were shot. Fortunately, both young people are expected to make full recoveries. The incident happened at the end of our school day very close to our school. Because of this, many of our students witnessed the event and will have to walk by the spot where the violence occurred. Many churches, organizations, and community members have reached out to our school inquiring about how to support our young people. Following the model of MASK in the Englewood community, staff and community members will create a space of nourishment and care near and at the spot where the violence occurred. We are asking for donations for physical and emotional nourishment: bottled water, healthy proteins, fruits and veggies (that we will grill), coloring books, stress balls and whatever else our young people and community members deem necessary in our journey to provide a supportive, communal response to this trauma. Thank you in advance for your support. I will be updating a breakdown of how the funds were spent on this page and Michele Clark's social media. If you want to learn more about our school, please visit our website, Michele Clark High School, which includes all of our social media handles. Thanks again!