Lakeview Fifth Graders Fundraise for Children of Aleppo

From left, Matthew Lorusso, Nicholas Steckle, Joseph Bally, Kaitlyn Pearsall and Christopher Caputo Credits: Photo Courtesy of Lakeview Elementary School
Angela Cronin and Victoria Carneiro Credits: Photo Courtesy of Lakeview Elementary School
Julia Tedesco, Adam Zimmerman and Nicholas Petrucci work on their craft projects. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Lakeview Elementary School
Ella Atkinson works on her project. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Lakeview Elementary School
From left: Jonathan Chapa Cajamarca, Adam Zimmerman, Matthew Lorusso, Christopher Caputo, Joseph Bally, Nicholas Petrucci, Dominick DeMatteo Credits: Photo Courtesy of Lakeview Elementary School
Mary Kurtz's fifth-grade class. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Lakeview Elementary School

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— After learning about the children of war-torn Aleppo in Syria, Mary Kurtz’ fifth-grade class at Lakeview Elementary School took to making crafts for a fundraiser.

Last month, the class sold clay charms, stress balls, magnets, lapel pins, bookmarks, bracelets and more during school and raised more than $540 for Save the Children to help the kids of Aleppo.

“[The students were] troubled by something they read and wanted to help,” Kurtz said. “Now they know not only that they can make a difference, but that they have a voice in making change. All of them embraced the spirit, tenacity and teamwork required to engage everyone in a wonderful cause.”

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