As children, we all had times in which we needed some money for bubble gum or candy, and scoured our household to find loose change. Well, for a good cause, the students of Oakhurst Elementary School scoured their households between April 1 and May 31, and as a group, collected 4,040 quarters for a very worthy cause.
The spring philanthropic school project was the annual "Miracle of Mile Quarters" fundraiser for Children's Hospital Central California. A check for $1,010 was presented to Harvey Lutz, president elect of the Sierra-Oakhurst Kiwanis Club on June 24.
The club will present the money to Pediatric Trauma Unit at Children's Hospital Central California.
The students in Kirsten Korte's fourth grade classroom collected more than 1,200 quarters, and the class was awarded a pizza party for its efforts.
"I'm so proud of the students at Oakhurst Elementary School for collecting all these quarters," said Principal Kathleen Murphy. "It's important they understand that giving back to the community is an important part of being a good citizen."