Elementary students raise $855 in one week for Autism Awareness Month
Never let it be said that Wauneta-Palisade Elementary School students don’t have a generous streak.
Classes at the school, from pre-K on up, raised $855 last week for the McCook chapter of “A Walk in My Shoes,” an organization that seeks to raise awareness of children with disabilities.
Lynsie Crider, a paraprofessional at the school and a PTO member, said the PTO organized the event to observe April’s National Autism Awareness Month.
The organization had talked about just how to do that and came up with the idea of having kids donate whatever change they could scrounge up, with the winning class getting root beer floats.
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