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Students Create, Sell Crafts for Sandy Victims

Elementary schoolers give up their recess time to create crafts to raise money for Superstorm Sandy victims.

A group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School is doing their part to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The students are participating in Shells for New Jersey Shores, a fundraising campaign designed to help victims of the storm that widespread devastation in down South Jersey. Some have selflessly given up their recess time to complete the work. Suzanne Tiedemann, an art teacher from South Brunswick, founded the program.

“It’s a great opportunity for them to take action on and to use their talents to help a good cause,” said Mary Kopacz, art teacher at JFK.

Students have already created magnets, jewelry, bookmarks, and other items out of clay and seashells.

The crafts will be sold at a special one-night sale on Dec. 20 between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the school. Items will cost between $1 and $5 each. The money will either be given directly to South Jersey schools or used to purchase care packages and schools supplies.

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Laura December 07, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Way to go Mrs. Kopacz and JFk!!!!

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