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Rheems Elementary raises $1,300 for local charities

Feb 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 24, 2016- Rheems Elementary recently conducted a Super Bowl Coin Collection to benefit local charities. As part of the community service project, students brought in their spare change. In total, the school collected $1,300. The funds were split between the Cornerstone Youth Center, Elizabethtown Winter Homeless Shelter, the EASD Bear Bags Program, and Rheems Community Service Fund.

To make the initiative not only benefit the community but also fun for the students, each classroom was assigned one of the Super Bowl teams (Denver Broncos or Carolina Panthers). For every $100 collected, the classroom scored a touchdown for their assigned team. At the end of the week, the score was tied 6-6.

This was the second year for the Super Bowl Con Collection. Last year, Rheems Elementary donated $500 to the Elizabethtown Food Bank. The program is coordinated by instructional support teacher Amanda Adams and school counselor Jill Flemming.

Photo caption: Students from Rheems Elementary proudly show their school and community spirit in front of their symbolic football field that tracked the progress of the school’s coin collection.

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