Galion Students Fundraising For Hurricane Relief Efforts

Galion Students Fundraising For Hurricane Relief Efforts

  • 9/12/2017 12:38:38 PM
  • Tyler Warner
  • Local News

GALION, OH - Galion Middle School students are doing their part in hurricane relief. Read the following from a Galion City School District press release.

"Students in the Galion City School District are doing their part to help those whose lives were adversely affected by the recent catastrophic hurricanes.

Students at Galion Middle School showed their generosity by donating $1 to wear a hoodie to school for a day, and $1 to wear jeans to school for a day. The fundraiser was organized by a new class at the Middle School and raised over $500 for hurricane relief efforts.

“I’m teaching a new Tiger Time class this year called Service Learning/Community Outreach,” said eighth grade English/Language Arts teacher Mira Zeisler. “We have some amazing kids in Galion, and I’m very proud of the students in this class for thinking of others before themselves.”

Galion Intermediate School will be conducting a “Penny Wars” fundraiser to help hurricane victims through Friday, Sept. 15. Coffee cans, representing each teacher in the building, will be in the cafetorium and students will be able to fill a teacher's can with pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters or dollar bills.

“Pennies count as positive points, while nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills will count as negative points,” said Intermediate School Student Service Support Specialist Adam Brown. “The point value of each denomination will change daily, and the winning class from each grade level will earn a special treat.”

Students at Galion High School will have the opportunity to wear jeans the remaining Fridays in September if they donate $5.00 the week of September 11 through September 15. The Athletics Department is donating 50 t-shirts to the #HelpingHouston drive being organized by the Ohio High School Athletic Association September 15.

Galion Primary School is conducting a “Spare Change” drive to raise funds for the Salvation Army and their hurricane relief efforts. Students, families, staff members and building visitors are encouraged to give as much of their spare change as possible through Sept. 25. Donations can be dropped off in the Primary School office during regular school hours.

“The students and staff in this district are absolutely incredible individuals,” said Superintendent Jim Grubbs. “I consider myself fortunate to work with, and for, such caring and giving people who are consistently putting others before themselves. We should all be proud to be a Tiger!” "

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