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Posted May 15, 2014

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Jefferson Raises $1,500 Largely in Pennies

The school-wide Penny Wars raised money for the Storehouse.

APS is Generous

Jefferson Middle School teachers and students participated in a fundraiser called the Penny Wars. In three school days, students and families were generous enough to give over $1,500, largely in pennies.

The athletic department sponsored the Penny Wars and everybody got excited and pitched in to help this good cause. Everyday, people donated pennies to the jars in the classroom. People could sabotage your chances to win a burrito party for the first period class that raised the most money by putting silver coins and paper money in the containers instead of pennies.

Each monetary unit that was not a penny took away the total value of the money collection.

Staff members had a fun time running around and dropping in money other than pennies in the jars to diminish that class' chance at winning the party.

But in the end everybody knew that they were all winners because because they collected all this money for people in need in so short a time period.  "We knew that we felt good and that's a winning feeling,"

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