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Irvington Students Raise Money For Hurricane Victims

Students at Main Street Elementary School raised money for victims of Hurricane Matthew by hosting several special events at the Irvington school.
Students at Main Street Elementary School raised money for victims of Hurricane Matthew by hosting several special events at the Irvington school. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School District

IRVINGTON, N. Y. -- A group of fifth-graders from Main Street School in Irvington have raised more than $550 to help victims of Hurricane Matthew, and the fund-raising effort is still going strong.

Students are collecting donations for Haiti victims of Hurricane Matthew through the end of November. So far, they've been asking  peers for donations during special events, such as PJ Day and Hat Day fundraisers.

The next events are Inside Out/Backwards Day on Nov. 23, and a T-shirt sale from Nov. 28-30. Students also plan a Sock Day celebration for Nov. 15.

“Thanks to everyone for supporting our students’ work as global citizens,” Principal Joyce Chapnick said. “As a school community, it is our responsibility to engage our students to take action in issues affecting others in our society.”

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