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Help these EMHS students graduate

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Raised by 84 people in 26 days
I am Season Bennett.  My husband and I own Headlines Barbershop in Charlotte, NC.  We were inspired by billionaire, Robert Smith, who paid off tuition for all of the 2019 Morehouse graduates.  We want to pay it forward in our community.  East Mecklenburg High School is right in our backyard.  We called the school to find out if there were any graduating seniors that wouldn't be able to graduate because they owe fees.  We were told that there are 14 seniors at East Mecklenburg High School who can't walk at graduation or receive their diploma because they owe money.  This would even prevent them from being able to go to college because they would be unable to receive their final transcript until their balances have been paid in full.  We want to raise the money to pay those balances off.  We only have one week.  We don't know these students and may never have a chance to meet them but we know that everyone should be entitled to the high school diploma that they earned.  We know that having a high school diploma is an important milestone in our society and can change the course of your life forever.   We will take your donations to the Finance Office at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte to resolve the debt.  Please help us!
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Thanks to all of you all 14 students have graduated. Please enjoy this video of the graduation: https://www.facebook.com/TheSocialBarber/videos/864557773904613/
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I read this quote that resonated with me and has never been more fitting than now: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

Thank you to everyone who donated to the EMHS fundraiser. We surpassed our goal and now our students will all be able to walk in their graduation ceremony and receive their diplomas.

Since we received more funds than needed we're donating the remainder to the Anti-Suicide Program at EMHS. This program provides training to staff and students in crisis management. We've proven that together we can change lives just a few dollars at a time.
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