Students Gather 11,000 Coins to Help Humane Society

1st through 5th graders: Johnny Whitnel, Kelsey Scott, Alex Steele, Jackson White, Olivia Campbell

1st through 5th graders: Johnny Whitnel, Kelsey Scott, Alex Steele, Jackson White, Olivia Campbell

Students at Emma B Ward Elementary learned financial wellness while helping orphaned animals as part of a program sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union.

According to Delanie Gamary from the school’s culture and climate committee, students from all five grades at the school collected coins from home and elsewhere and placed them in piggy banks provided by the credit union in each classroom.  The piggy banks were then donated to the Anderson Humane Society as part of “Nickels and Pennies for Puppies and Kitties.”

The response to the effort, which lasted only two weeks, was very large.  “The students in almost every single classroom filled up their piggy banks multiple times; we had many over flowing piggy banks,” Delanie said.  In total, 11,000 coins were collected, creating a donation of over $550.

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