Canajoharie third graders raise funds to help
fight world poverty
Recognizing that we have the power to help change
the lives of others in need, third graders at the East Hill
Elementary School recently decided to collect money to help people
living in poverty.
This holiday season the students in Mrs.
Giarrizzo’s, Mrs. Towse’s, and Mr. Eggelston classes collected money
to donate to Word Vision, a humanitarian organization dedicated to
working with children, families, and their communities worldwide.
The money will be used to purchase 10 pairs of chickens that will be
donated to families in need.
The third graders got the idea while learning
about children from other countries in social studies. Working with
School Librarian Audrey Maldonado, the classes read the book One
Hen, by Katie Smith Milway. Inspired by true events, the book tells
the story of a boy from Ghana who uses a small loan to buy a hen.
Over time, he sells eggs, purchases more hens and starts a large
farm employing many people.
Mr. Eggelston's class.
Mrs. Giarrizzo's class.
Mrs. Towse's class.