DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Kodiak Middle School students collected loose change to raise more than $600 for the Philippines.
Kodiak Middle School’s student council wanted to do something to help people who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan, so it decided to organize a fundraiser.
The student council created a competitive coin drive between all the grades at the middle school. Each grade had its own jar, and every cent donated counted as a positive cent for that grade. Each paper bill counted as a negative cent, since the purpose was to bring in coins.
The three-week fundraiser ended with students raising $638.06.The money was given to the Sagip Kapamilya/Bantay Bata, ABS-CBN Foundation, which accepted money from other Kodiak fundraisers.
“This activity was all about strategy and building grade-level community to win the competition,” student council advisor Lindsey Cassidy wrote in an email. “ We had students bringing in their whole piggy banks, filling entire Ziploc bags.”
The seventh graders took first place, followed by the sixth-graders. Eighth grade raised $96.91, sixth grade raised $171.07 and seventh grade raised $370.08.
Seventh graders will receive a movie and snacks as a prize for raising the most money.
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