With elementary schools across Michigan participating in March’s reading month, Red Cedar Elementary goes a step further, raising money for charities that will help locally and abroad.
The school raised $680 that will be split evenly between Heifer International, a charity that provides animals to impoverished families in 53 countries and 27 U.S. states, and the Greater Lansing Food Bank. With the funds raised, Red Cedar was able to purchase ducks, a sheep and pig. Extra money will add to someone else’s contribution.
In addition to raising money, Red Cedar read for more than 14,000 minutes, a seven thousand minute increase from the year previous.
Sue Hulteen, a Title I teacher at the elementary, says the reading month was a success.
“I think that everyone enjoyed the month and we accomplished our goal of getting kids to read more-and enjoy it!” Hulteen said.
For more information on Heifer International visit: www.heifer.org
For more information on the Greater Lansing Food Bank visit: www.lansingfoodbank.org
Photo by: Samantha DeMerell
By Samantha DeMerell