Pennies for Change

By Patricia Reynoso

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Kids of Cambodia?s Rural School Project

No Donation Too Small

Students at George Washington Middle School were trying to raise $19,000 for the American Assistance for Cambodia's Rural School Project, which builds schools in poor villages. Katherine Kearney, Emma Brickfield, Grace Eckels, Julia Wigginton, and Christina Benson decided that no donation -- or donor -- was too small to help. They asked local second and third graders to compete to see which class could collect the most pennies for the cause. The little kids dug for cents behind sofa cushions and emptied their piggy banks to raise a big chunk of change: $900!

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