Hats off to the children of Helena’s Central Elementary School, who raised nearly $1,400 to help the people of Haiti.
During the month of January, students put their loose change in jars located in each of the classrooms. This garnered $1,169.42. Then, on the last Friday of the month, an additional $213 was raised during Central’s “Helena Hats for Haiti” day. Any student who brought in at least $1 that day could wear a hat.
The $1,382.42 raised by Central students will be given to the Red Cross.
Special thanks go to four students — Audrey Barber, Aine Lawlor, Jessie Ecklund, Gretta Wellenstein and Bridget Downey — who spent a Sunday afternoon making the posters that were put up all around the school to raise awareness of the fundraiser.
Central students, we are proud of you!