Ideas to Raise Money

Coins For Raising Money: Congo Idea by the Del Rio Elementary School

The students at Del Rio Elementary School in Chino Valley, Arizona, were proud to help raise money for bat research through its "Coins for Congo" fund-raising campaign.

The campaign ran for a month and children at school brought in extra coins from home to contribute to the cause. Mrs. Paula Parker, the Primary Computer Lab teacher here at Del Rio School, was the one who launched the program. What began as a science research project on bats became a school-wide effort to support research on bats, especially in light of recent evidence of illnesses in bat colonies around the world, especially in the eastern part of our country.

In addition to the 2nd grade research project, Mrs. Parker created two school-wide bulletin boards-- one in the Kdg-2nd grade wing of the school and one in the School Lobby Area, accessed and seen by all students at school, Kdg-5th grade.

The KDRN Closed-circuit TV studio dedicated several news spots about the campaign and also reported general information regarding bats during the month-long event.The students at Del Rio Elementary School raised over $400 for Congo!

We love you Congo! Eat more fruit!
Patricia Allen-LaFleur

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