Cornerstone Academy students slimed headmaster for a special cause

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- A staff member at a school in Gainesville got into a sticky situation for a special cause.

The headmaster of Cornerstone Academy got slimed this afternoon after meeting a $30,000 fundraiser goal for “Feed the Need.”

Feed the Need is an organization that helps feed hungry children all over the world.

“We can improve ourselves and we can make ourselves better but really what are we doing for the world, that’s the big question mark,” said David Leino, Cornerstone Academy’s headmaster. “Are we making this community better? Are we reaching out to the world and giving back?”

A portion of the funds raised will go towards packaging meals for hungry children in Haiti and Gainesville Community Ministries.

“We’re gonna convert our whole gym into a big assembly line and get all of the equipment and measuring tools, all of the food products and just start packing,” Leino said.

There will be a packing party event on November 20 where students will pack and box over $10,000.

The school's ultimate goal is $60,000.

There are two ways to give: 1. Go to https://ap.mobilecause.com/vf/Cornerstone/CornerstoneCommunity
2. Text Cornerstone66 to 71777

The organizations and people who helped donate to the fundraiser are Kirk Kinsman and Joshua Fischer of Gainesville Financial Solutions Group, Kristin Hawkins of FBC Mortgage, and Sen. Keith Perry.