SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - Mrs. Pincus' Third Grade students at H.B. Brunner Elementary School raised almost $900...and they did it all on their own initiative!
After reading the book Give A Goat by Jan Schrock, the students learned about Heifer International and found out they could donate money to buy a goat for people in Uganda who need food.
The students brainstormed ways they could raise money. Two children held a cookie and lemonade sale over Memorial Day weekend, raising $145. Another student held a hockey game charity event at his home and raised $330! Other students did chores at home or gave their allowance.
In the end, the students raised an incredible $892.94. With this money, they will indeed be donating a goat! However, they will also be donating a flock of chicks, a flock of geese, and providing a year's education for a young girl in Africa.
Holt International of South Korea will also receive money from these efforts. As a result, a child will have two months of foster care, and the balance of the money raised will provide medical care for children with severe health issues.
Mrs. Pincus could not be more proud of her students' accomplishment. More than anything, the students have learned how they can make a big difference!
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