Berlin, MD – Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) students Dylan and Hunter Simons, along with growing list of classmates, continue fundraising efforts as they have also launched a Go Fund Me to benefit the homeless.
Dylan and Hunter Simons are the founders of Only Positive Stories. An organization that shares optimistic outlooks through their website, www.OnlyPositiveStories.com, and social media platforms where they share real-life encouraging stories, as well as provide a platform where others could submit their own. Together the help inspire an audience to live a positive life and achieve goals.
In December, the Simons, along with classmates Dillon and Jayden Scopp and Ryan Lenox, launched a fundraiser on the Go Fund Me website to raise money for the Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services (WYFCS). Their focus was to help provide the local youth a safe place where they can also have fun. The funds raised created a dynamic space for children by supplying them with smart TVs, video gaming system, and other kid-friendly games at the facility located in Berlin, MD. In just 4 days, the fundraiser reached its goals of $1000, and continued to grow to over $3,500 in months to follow, including a $2,500 donation from WPS Lacrosse Coach Drew Haugh. On February 15, the unveiling of the new game room at WYFCS was held to celebrate.
Not only did the total amount funds raised continue to grow, but so did the number of WPS students’ involvement. The team has now grown to include Aleksey Klimins (Bishopville, MD), Gavin Conaway (Berlin, MD), Ava Conaway (Berlin, MD), Claire Windrow (Bishopville, MD), Moorea Phillips Ocean City, MD), Izzy Huber (Berlin, MD), Vanesska Hall (Ocean City, MD) , Connor Ferguson (Ocean City, MD), Sara Freih (Rehoboth Beach, DE) and Cole Myers (Berlin, MD).
A subsequent fundraiser has been launched where proceeds will be donated to the local chapter of WGP Warriors Against Addiction. According to the campaign, the students are raising money to provide washers and dryers in two locations to help the homeless. In addition to the Go Fund Me campaign, students are also collecting canned goods, blankets and clothing items that can be dropped off at the WYFCS front desk.
“The WPS students have many more exciting plans for the future giving back to their local community and hope more WPS students will want to join,” Dylan and Hunter’s mom, Sharon Simons, said. “As Dylan once said - I hope giving becomes contagious. It seems as if it is at Worcester Prep.”
For more information visit Only Positive Stories website at www.OnlyPositiveStories.com where links to both Go Fund Me fundraisers for WFYCS and the homeless can be found.
Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc. (WYFCS) is a non-profit organization serving the community since 1975 located in Berlin, MD. WYFCS has been at the heart of what is really happening in the families and homes in Worcester County by reaching the people who need help. Through programs that include comprehensive Mental Health Counseling, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Youth Mentoring, Family Resource Navigation, and Youth Camps and Groups, WYFCS is increasing awareness about mental health, advocating for abused and neglected children, providing community resources and education, and truly making a difference in the lives of the people in the community.
The Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction began in April, 2016 when a few community moms who had sons that were addicted to heroin joined forces to fight the drug in their community. When it became evident that many parents and others in Worcester County were dealing with the same issue, they decided to form an army against opiates and the Worcester County Warriors was born. In the short time that the Warriors have existed, the entire county has risen in support of this passionate battle. The Warriors have become a force to be reckoned with and they welcome anyone to join them in fighting the scourge that is threatening the people of our beautiful county.
Celebrating 50 years, WPS is an independent, college prep day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. Located in Berlin, Maryland, the private school attracts an average of 500 students from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. For more information, please visit www.worcesterprep.org or call 410.641.3575.