RARTIAN TWP., NJ - Led by the students in Susan Stess' sixth grade Language Arts class, the Reading-Fleming Intermediate School Huskies successfully raised $7,000, in just four days, for a charitable organization called, “Water for South Sudan.”
The project started after students read a book in class called “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park.
The book raised students' awareness of the lack of access to clean drinking water in South Sudan and the impact that has on the lives of children.
After reading the book, the students were eager to take action and decided to raise money to help build a well.
The students set a goal to raise $1,000 and motivated the entire school to donate to the cause.
Obviously, they far exceeded their original goal.
The money raised will fund about a third of the cost of drilling a new well, according to a school press release. The school's name will be placed on the actual well in South Sudan that their effort helped to build.
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