The Spanish Club is selling bracelets through the Pulsera Project, a non-profit organization that supports artisans in Guatemala and Nicaragua.
The bracelets, which cost $6, will be on sale through Wednesday.
The organization purchases handmade bracelets from the artisans to sell in schools across America. The Pulsera Project gives the artisans the chance to have a full-time job, fair trade wages, and a market for their product.
Spanish Club sponsor and Spanish teacher Rebecca Michalski brought the fundraiser to Baldwin a few years ago.
“I love this organization because I know that 100 percent of the funds go back to the artisans,” Michalski said. “The organization also supports women’s and children’s groups in Central America.”
This year the Spanish Club brought the Pulsera Project to the middle school.
“This year we partnered up with Ms. Bianchi at the middle school. With her help we have sold about 125 bracelets to the middle school Spanish classes,” Michalski said.
Spanish Club Officers Julie Mainarich and Yee Khine went to the middle school to present the goals of the Pulsera Project to the Spanish 1 and Flex Classes.
“The middle schoolers were enthusiastic about the Pulsera Project, and we sold a lot of bracelets,” Mainarich said. “This is a great organization, and I think this project is one of the best things that Baldwin has done.”