Lindale students raise money for Haiti

Lindale students raise money for Haiti

POSTED: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 10:44am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 1:48am

A little pocket change can quickly add up to big dollars. That simple lesson in finance was part of a bigger lesson in leadership learned by Kiwanis Kids at Lindale’s E.J. Moss Intermediate School.

The Kiwanis Kids, or K-Kids, developed the “Got Change?” fundraiser in February to support relief efforts in Haiti after the country was devastated by an earthquake. The students’ idea was to put a milk jug in each homeroom to collect change.

Over a five week period, fifth grade students raised $344.01 and sixth grade students raised $433.23 for a total of $777.24. Each homeroom competed to bring in the most money and win a popcorn party hosted by K-Kids and Hide-A-Way Lake Kiwanis members. Mrs. Christie Hamilton’s fifth grade class raised $95.20 and Mrs. Kathleen Turner’s sixth grade class raised $125.20 earning the party.

The money raised will be donated to the Smith County Chapter of the American Red Cross for Haitian recovery.

K-Kids is a student-led community-service organization sponsored by the Hide-A-Way Lake Kiwanis Club. The objectives of K-Kids include working in service to their schools and community, developing leadership skills and strong moral character, and encouraging loyalty to their school, community and nation.

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