Students from Morrisonville Elementary School (MES) promoted their giving project this holiday season on Saturday, December 6 during the annual MES PTO Christmas tree sale. Students collected donations during the tree sale for their project, called “Pennies for PJs and Bucks for Books.”
Third/Fourth grade teacher Gina Buettner asked students to write a persuasive paper about the meaning of “paying it forward,” which was used to promote the fundraiser. According to first/second grade teacher Julie Harrier, the Morrisonville PTO matched the student’s collection. Students collected $148.68 and the PTO matched another $100.00 for a total of $248.68. “The funds purchased pajamas and a book for students in need, so they can cozy up with a good book during the holidays,” said Harrier.
Here’s a sampling of the “pay it forward” papers students wrote, and were on display on the 6th, to promote their project:
Bucks 4 Books
Do you like cuddling up in a chair and reading a great book? Do you like having enough money to buy the things that you would like? Well we think other kids that don’t have enough money or a really good book should get that chance. Please donate a buck for books!
By Trysten Schroeder
Pennies 4 Pajamas
Do you remember getting those new warm fuzzy and soft pajamas and cuddling up with popcorn and watching a movie? Do you like shopping for things that have reasonable prices? Thousands of kids around the world don’t have that chance, so please donate! Just with a penny you could change a life.
Sammie Houswerth & Chloe Schlomgen