Star Ledger: Robert Treat Students Raise more than $5,000 for Haiti Earthquake Victims

Star Ledger: Robert Treat Students Raise more than $5,000 for Haiti Earthquake Victims

Students of the Robert Treat Academy in Newark broke open their piggy banks earlier this month to raise $5,248.79 for Haitian earthquake victims.

The North and Central campuses of the charter school held a “Penny Wars” competition from Feb. 1 through 8 where students divided into teams to raise the most money. Pennies counted as “positive” points while dimes, nickels and quarters thrown into the opposing teams’ buckets were deducted from the opposing team’s total. …

Kelley-Kemple said the results of the fundraiser went far beyond her expectations as she only anticipated raising $200 or $300.

Pretty awesome what a little friendly competition can do.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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