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Middle Schoolers' Fundraiser Helps Sandy Victims

Students at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School collect school supplies and toiletries for their 'Restore the Shore' fundraiser.

Students from Schuyler-Colfax Middle School took action to assist South Jersey residents who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

From Nov. 12 through 16, students ran a “Restore the Shore” collection drive. They collected thousands of school supplies and toiletries to help three elementary schools in Long Beach Island and a church helping residents in the Lakewood and Point Pleasant communities.

Guidance Counselor Karen Gorman and Aly Lio, a speech/language specialist ran the fundraiser. The pair used the fundraiser to teach students about being good citizens and giving back to their community.

Seventh graders at the school publicized the students’ efforts to other classes, collected the donations each day, and boxed all the items.

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