Fremd High School music students recently raised hundreds of dollars to benefit women and children in need.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society, in addition to other music students at the high school purchased close to 100 ArtsFest t-shirts in an effort to support A.R.T.S. (Arts Refreshing The Soul), a non-profit organization.
A.R.T.S. provides creative resources for women in children who have experienced a range of adversity, including homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.
The students from Fremd sold the t-shirts, and were able to donate $533 to purchase arts supplies and music kits for women and children served by the charity.
This is the third year music students at Fremd have sold t-shirts to benefit those less fortunate. In 2011, funds raised were donated to the Joplin High School Music Department Tornado Relief Fund.