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Westview Elementary collects cans to help Riley Hospital

The students of Westview Elementary have been busy! In the past week they have collected over 120,000 aluminum cans! A local facility will then recycle the cans, and the proceeds will be donated to Riley Hospital for Children. Last year, Westview Elementary donated $1946.50 to Kids Caring and Sharing.

Kids Caring and Sharing for Riley Hospital is a fundraising effort that encourages students to give to other children without expecting anything in return. The Riley Children’s Foundation believes “that children who give to others at an early age will continue to be philanthropists throughout their lives.”

There were four classrooms that brought in more than 10,000 cans each. The top two fifth-grade classrooms were Mrs. Thompson’s class and Mr. Swartz’s class. The top two sixth-grade classrooms were Mrs. Fisher’s class and Mr. Berkey’s class. To reward students for their hard work, a school-wide drawing was held for a pizza party. Nine classrooms qualified for the drawing, and the Westview Elementary P.T.O. provided the pizza for Mrs. Thompson’s class. This week a total of 121,339 cans were brought to the school as donations.

The winning class with the most cans collected was Mrs. Thompson’s class.