Avondale West Students Offer a Helping Hand

What started out as a class discussion about setting goals turned into a donation of over $1,200 for the Helping Hands Humane Society.

Earlier this year, Alyssa Gleason’s 4th grade class at Avondale West Elementary learned about setting and achieving goals as they worked to raise money for the local animal shelter. Their goal was to raise $500 for the center and, when they quickly reached that goal, they raised it again to $1,000. Bake sales and school penny wars generated $1,230 dollars, which was recently presented to Helping Hands. Gleason’s class was in attendance for the donation and enjoyed a tour of the facility before heading back to school.


The kids had a great time raising money for a wonderful cause, while learning that, with a little hard work and some help from friends, they can accomplish anything!

Way to go, students!!

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