He then had the idea of selling snacks to students within the confines of his classroom in order to donate every single dollar that he raised to Make-A-Wish. He bought multiple snacks from stores and would then sell them in bulk to children in order to get them to eat something so that not only would they pay more attention in class, but so that he would be able to give a large amount of money to Make-A-Wish. According to him, the students were really supportive, and since they knew it was for a good cause, there would be instances where people would just come in to donate money for the sake of donating. While it may have started where only his students helped, the time came when there would be students from all around the school coming in to help him raise money for Make-A-Wish. By the end of a few weeks he had made 500 dollars and decided to stop and give Make-A-Wish the money before spring break.
During the whole period of selling, Mr. Bell abided by the rules in order to not detriment any other club’s attempt to raise funds. Even though he was sure that his cause was just, he also would have stopped had any administrator or teacher come to talk to him about it.
Thanks to Mr. Bell, the Make-A-Wish club has raised 8000 dollars this year for children with life threatening diseases. Mr. Bell had this to say about Make-A-Wish, ”I can’t think of a more worthy cause, what makes Make-A-Wish is spirit. They are all the best kids with the best hearts.” He says that he will try to do the same thing next year for the same goal.