Students in Lincolnshire Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Ann Mathena’s H-OWL 4 Hope group recently held a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County.
The students presented their donation at the school Friday to Katherine Cooker, the animal shelter’s manager of development and community relations.
Students held a Pennies for Pups drive and put on a play for other students in an effort to spread the word about their project.
“The kids did this all on their own,” Mathena said. “They designed the collection canisters, they promoted the project, and then collected counted and wrapped each coin.
“I am so proud of them because they well surpassed their goal of $200 by collecting $344.62.”
Each class in the school participated in the collection of coins and the class that collected the most coins, Jennifer Gregory’s second- and third-grade room, won a doughnut party.