This week WMS students, faculty, and staff have been searching beneath couch cushions and peeking in dryers, desperately rounding up all the loose change they can. Meanwhile, they've also been searching through closets and dressers to find some of the wackiest outfits possible--all for a good cause. The annual Change for Children drive, benefitting Children in Crisis, is under way this week, and our tribe is having a blast both dressing up and raising money to support the charitable campaign.
 

By donating money, our Warriors are helping feed, clothe, and care for the kids of The Children's Neighborhood. Children in Crisis is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charity whose mission is "to provide homes and establish hope for the foster children of our community." They are also deeply committed to keeping brothers and sisters together.
 

The WMS Student Council, under the direction of Mrs. Jade Tucker, has drummed up excitement for the event by hosting fun and zany dress-up days all week. On Monday, students dressed in clashing patterns, and all kinds of loud stripes, plaids, polka dots, and florals abounded across campus. So far, Tuesday has been the most hilarious day, as Warriors had a chance to dress like their favorite teachers. (Check out the pictures below to see some our many teacher twins.)
 

Today is "Ugly Tie Day," and the week will close with "Holiday Day" on Thursday and "Younger Me Day" on Friday. It's not too late to join in the fun! We hope to see lots of Christmas, Halloween, or Fourth of July spirit in March tomorrow and throwbacks to our younger selves on Friday.
 

So empty those change jars, and while you're at it, search for a fun outfit in the back of your closet too. Every cent makes a difference for area foster children in need.
 

Our tribe is rising for Change for Children!