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Wlliams Elementary 5th Graders Help Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

The students raised hundreds of dollars for the Red Cross.

They may only be in elementary school, but that doesn't mean they can't make a difference.

The 5th graders at Williams Elementary School recently raised $500 for the Red Cross to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, according to a press release on the Newton Public Schools website. 

Each year, the 5th graders typically put together several fundraising efforts to help fund special activities that take place around their graduation.

This year, though, the students decided to put some of their efforts toward helping those who had been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. 

While putting together a bake sale for election day, the students suggested putting out a tip jar for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, the press release said. As voters stopped by to purchase baked goods, they were also able to drop a few dollars into the tip jar. 

Student representatives presented a check for $500 to Red Cross representatives on Nov. 27, the press release said. 

For more information, check out the story on the NPS website

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