PARKLAND, FL- Make Our Schools Safe, a nonprofit organization founded in memory of Alyssa Aldaheff, held a tremendously successful fundraising event in May at the Parkland Golf and Country Club, raising $88,000 to improve school safety. The event was the 1st annual "Live for Alyssa" benefit. Two hundred supporters were on hand enjoying the event and supporting Make Our Schools Safe.

"Everyone had a great time. We are happy with the results," said Make Our Schools Safe President Lori Alhadeff.

The fundraised amount of $88,000 is an extra special milestone for the Alhadeff family, as Alyssa's favorite number and soccer number was 8. The number 8 is incorporated into the Make Our Schools Safe logo as an eternal commitment to making schools safe and a loving reminder of Alyssa Alhadeff. The $88,000 wil be used to help create a mental health program and to increase safety and security at Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Make Our Schools Safe is working in conjunction with Parkland resident and new Stoneman Douglas Principal Michelle Kefford to allocate the resources in the most effective way possible for the student community. 

Plans are already being made for future Make Our Schools Safe events, including the Tennis Round Robin and Shopping Botique in May of 2019.

For more information, to get involved or donate please visit: https://makeourschoolssafe.org/