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Many Springfield Public Schools Raising Money and Collecting Supplies for Joplin Tornado Victims

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May 23, 2011|Leigh Moody | Anchor

Springfield Public Schools students are finding ways to raise money and collect supplies to assist local charities with relief efforts for families in Joplin who were affected by the May 22 tornado.

Planned activities include:

• Bingham Elementary School will host Jammin’ for Joplin May 24. For a donation, student will be able to have music played in their classroom that day. The student council will match donations up to $150 and all proceeds will be donated to American Red Cross.

• Bowerman Elementary School will donate profits from its regularly scheduled spring Sonic fundraiser to Joplin relief efforts. In addition, all Springfield Sonic Drive-Ins will donate 10 percent of sales from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.

• Carver Middle School is planning spirit week activities in which students and staff can contribute $1 to participate in activities such as hat day.

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• Central High School has set a goal of raising $3,000 through its “Dogs disaster relief for Eagles” fundraiser. which will benefit Joplin High School.

• Cherokee Middle School student council is organizing a Jammin’ For Joplin! fundraiser. On May 26, students will be allowed to listen to IPods/MP3 players during lunch with a minimum $1 donation. Funds will be donated to the American Red Cross.

• Delaware Elementary School students will collect coins and soap (bar soap, dish soap and hand soap) through May 27.

• Field Elementary School fifth-graders are challenging every classroom to raise $200. They are pledging to be “helper for a day” for each classroom that raises that amount or more. The fifth-graders are currently studying a unit entitled “Help is on the Way,” which looks at how relief organizations support countries, states and cities in need.

• Glendale High School is organizing relief efforts and planning to solicit donations of blankets and water.

• Hickory Hills School will have Hat Day Friday, May 27, to raise money for the American Red Cross tornado relief efforts in Joplin. Students and staff are encouraged to give any amount that they can to support this effort.

• Jeffries Elementary School PTA is organizing a collection drive of items needed by the Joplin community. Each grade level will collect designated items through May 27: kindergarten, water; first grade, blankets; second grade, personal hygiene products; third grade, baby products; fourth grade, dog or cat food; and fifth grade, any of these items listed.

• Kickapoo High School will conduct a Gift Card Rally to benefit Joplin residents. Students, parents, faculty, staff and community members can donate gift cards (in any denomination) to places such as Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Lowe’s, etc. Secure boxes will be placed in the main office for drop-off. Collection will end June 1 and they will be provided to the American Red Cross to distribute to the people affected by the tornado.

• Parkview High School is collecting water, blankets and money. Students and staff may make monetary donations at the school office. Donations of water and blankets will be accepted at the school’s counseling office and the administrative service offices. Donations will be picked up May 27 and delivered to Joplin by the Springfield Sertoma Club.

• Pipkin Middle School student council is collecting monetary donations. Students, their families and community members may bring any donation to the school office.

• Pittman Elementary School Girl Scouts are organizing a shampoo & soap drive. Girl Scouts will be collecting new and unopened shampoo and soap at the front doors May 24-25. Any monetary donations that are received will be forwarded to the Convoy of Hope.

• Pleasant View School will collect new or gently-used clothing and non-perishable food items that do not require cooking.

• Reed Middle School is planning to sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts to raise money to support Joplin.

• Rountree Elementary School will collect nonperishable food items and new or gently used clothing to send to the American Red Cross. Items will be collected through this week. Rountree third-graders have also decided to donate proceeds from the auction of their photographs to benefit Joplin relief efforts. On May 26 they will have a gallery showing of their photography in the all-purpose room. After exploring several social issues in class, each student selected a social issue to represent in a series of photographs for the gallery showing.

• Sherwood Elementary School will collect change this week and donate it to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Joplin.

• Sunshine Elementary School students will participate in Jammies for Joplin day May 24. Staff and students will donate at least a dollar to wear pajamas to school. All money will be donated to American Red Cross – Joplin.

• Watkins Elementary School student council will make a donation to the Red Cross on behalf of the Watkins community. The money for the donation was raised throughout the year by students.

• Wilder Elementary School is initiating a week-long change drive. All money collected by the students will be matched by the Wilder PTA up to $250. All donations will go to the American Red Cross.

• Wilson’s Creek 5-6 School is asking for a donation of clothes, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and other personal hygiene items until Thursday, May 26, when they will be delivered to Joplin.

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