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Cans, Coins & Cuddles

(Pictured left to right): Jordan Politowicz, Destani Medlin, Dmitri Shays, and Brandon Panos.

Poplin Elementary Students showed how much they care about others by participating in Cans, Coins, & Cuddles during the month of December. Students brought in canned food for a local food pantry, coins to raise money to purchase animals through Heifer International, and stuffed animals to send to students in the Philippines. Students raised $430.56!

This project was completed by the Poplin Elementary Service club, which is made up of fifth-grade students and sponsored by fifth-grade teachers, Jennie Taylor and Kim Peck. Since 2011, Poplin Elementary has participated in multiple exchange projects with international schools in the Philippines because of Caroline Gopun, who is a first-grade teacher and Poplin’s VIF teacher from the Philippines. Mrs. Gopun helped Poplin establish Memorandum of Agreements with a primary school and a college of teacher education. Through Mrs. Gopun’s connections with the Philippines, the stuffed animals will go to children who were affected by the recent typhoon in November.


Written by: Beth Medlin, Media Coordinator and Jennie Taylor, Fifth-grade Teacher
Posted: Jan 14, 2014 by Elizabeth Medlin

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