Vinita elementary school students raise money for tsunami relief
Tuesday, February 15th 2005, 10:15 am
News On 6
About a month ago, we told you about Hall-Halsell Elementary School in Vinita collecting pennies and loose change for victims of the Asian tsunami.
They wanted to raise a thousand dollars in "a month." By the end of the first week, they had a thousand dollars "in pennies" alone. The load weighed almost half-a-ton.
The project had the kids searching for pennies in pretty peculiar places.
8 year old Sammi: "My parents, my room, all over the house."
7 year old Calvin: "My grandma and grandpa gave it to me. I just get my money everywhere."
8 year old Kennedy: "My mom let me clean out the car and I found like $10 in there and I robbed my brother's penny bank, but I paid him back."
The kids donated the money to Oprah's Angel Network to help tsunami victims build schools. The school collected almost $5,000.