by Gina Greco
The Town of Webb school’s third grade class raised over $500 with a coin drive within the school for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Ronald Mcdonald House charities.
They started collecting in early, December 2015.
The coins were counted on Tuesday, January 13th and had a total of $513 dollars, according to Webb’s third grade teacher, Gayle Ritz.
This is the third grade’s third year running the drive.
“It was our class project to give to others for Christmas,” Ritz said.
The school community had the chance to participate also, she said.
“We had a container and our classroom and in the main office [at school],” she said.
Ritz said kids were coming into the classroom and emptying out their piggy banks.
“The kids wanted to donate to both charities this year, and [the profits] will be divided evenly between the two,” Ritz said.
“It was really great to see the kids enthusiastic about giving to others during the holiday season,” she said.
Ritz said she plans on having the drive with next year’s class, too.