Tosa West Beirut Sticker Fundraiser with Nai Chalhoub

Eve Lazarski

Wauwatosa West junior Nai Chalhoub is holding a sticker sale from Friday 4/9 to Friday 4/23 in the West cafeteria. There are 8 types of stickers, with most being just one dollar. Chalhoub, who is Lebanese, hopes to raise at least 200 dollars in order to help those affected by the Beirut explosion on August 4th. All proceeds will go to the Lebanese Red Cross.

The tragic August 4th explosion in Beirut killed at least 215 people and caused at least 7,500 injuries. Property damage was extensive, and people are still struggling to get by. 


Chalhoub moved from Lebanon when she was nine, and wanted to do something to help her home country. 


“Because of the explosion that happened on August 4th, I thought it’d be a good idea to make stickers and sell them to the school, so that all the money that goes from it gets donated to the Red Cross. And again, to help people who were very affected by the explosion.” 


Chalhoub is also a member of the National Art Honor Society. “I thought that would be a good way to earn hours, and help the country that I’m from.” 


The sticker sale is being held from Friday 4/9 to Friday 4/23 in the Wauwatosa West cafeteria. There are 8 stickers sold, all one dollar except for one featuring the Lebanese music icon Feiruz, which is two dollars. Currently, 2 bags have sold out and 120 dollars in donations have been made, but the goal for the sale is at least 200 dollars.


Lebanon is around 1000 times smaller than the United States, and speaks three main languages: Arabic, English, and French. It’s nature and food are famed throughout the world. But there are differences in culture to the US.  Chalhoub says that in the US, going to somebody’s house varies in time,  “

… but for Lebanon, when you go to someone’s house, you’re always expected to have coffee at least. You stay for at least 10 minutes and then you go, even if you’re just dropping off a gift or something.” 

Aside from buying stickers, you can also make donations directly to the Lebanese Red Cross.