Everyone I know has a change jar. You know, the jar you put all your change in when your pockets and purse are full. You don’t want to carry it around so you put it in a “change” jar. Well, after a while that change adds up quick and this is exactly what the students at Stafford Elementary learned when trying to help the victims of hurricane Sandy.
With the help of Jeanette Janek, the newly formed student council at Stafford Elementary have been very busy. But when they heard about the devastation that hurricane Sandy wreaked on New York they decided to stop what they were doing and try to do something to help them.
With Jeanette Janek’s encouragement the student council was thinking hard for ideas to help the Sandy victims.
Tanner Chambers along with the rest of the student council came up with the idea of putting jars in every classroom and all around the school to collect change to help the hurricane Sandy victims. Tanner explained, “We came up with the idea of putting change jars in the cafeteria, the classrooms and the office to collect money for the victims. We have collected one hundred and eleven dollars. It feels good to help people in need.”
This is just one example of Stafford students helping others in need. Thank you Stafford Elementary!