Highland Middle School selects Lambs Farm as schoolwide charity

LIBERTYVILLE – Highland Middle School students and staff have selected Lambs Farm as this year’s schoolwide charity.

Lamb’s Farm is a nonprofit organization that provides vocational and residential services for more than 250 adults with developmental disabilities. It is located just outside of Libertyville.

Throughout the year, Highland Middle School students and staff will work to raise money for the group.

Last year, the schoolwide fundraiser raised $10,000 for the Benkadi Project to bring clean drinking water to Guinea West Africa.

“This is the seventh year we have selected a schoolwide charity that students and staff will spend all year raising money for,” Highland Middle School Principal Dr. Jon Hallmark said in a news release. “Last year, we began tying the charity in with the books we have students read over the summer through our Highland Reads program. This year, we added a professional development piece for teachers and students by bringing in Design Thinking.”

To date, the school has held a volleyball tournament to raise money.

A talent show and school dance also will take place to raise money for the charity.