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Jewish Day School plans to live as impoverished African children for 24 hours

The Milwaukee Jewish Day School's seventh grade class planned on spending 24 hours in symbolic solidarity with impoverished children in Africa.

Beginning at Milwaukee Jewish Day School and traversing neighborhoods within a four square mile radius of the school. Their shelters will be built at a private residence near Bayshore Mall.

It will take place from Thursday, May 7 at 8 a.m. through Friday, May 8 at 8 a.m.

They will be carrying water, \"harvesting\" basic foods, and constructing makeshift shelters in order to understand as well as raise awareness and funds for deserving people.

This year's seventh grade students will continue to expand upon and complete the mission of their not-for-profit charity, Voice of the Children, through The (Hard) Day in the Life event. In order to reach their goal of $12,500 to help children in Africa, students will be walking multiple miles throughout a twenty-four hour period all while carrying what they need for a day of survival. They have received pledges for every hour they maintain this lifestyle and hope to show the community that access to water, food, and shelter is not a given for all people on this planet.

Milwaukee Jewish Day School is an independent, co-educational school for children from kindergarten through eighth grade and is Milwaukee's only pluralistic and egalitarian community Jewish day school.

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