WAEC students raise over $400 for their peers with pajama day

Warren Area Elementary Center students got together for a photo with (back, from left) Warren County School District Director of Pupil Services Dr. Patricia Hawley, Community Foundation of Warren County Executive Director John Lasher, and WAEC Principal Jennifer Hobbs. Students raised $434.30 for the Kids In Need Fund.

Students raised over $400 for their fellows and had some fun doing it.

Warren Area Elementary Center held a pajama day fundraiser on Dec. 22.

“Students who wished to do so came to school in their pajamas,” Principal Jennifer Hobbs said. “Though it was not a requirement, all students were encouraged to contribute $1 to support the Kids In Need Fund.”

“This fund has provided so many things for students at WAEC and throughout the district,” Hobbs said. “We wanted to give the students a chance to give back. Even students who did not wear pajamas contributed to the fund and all students were encouraged to participate in this fun event.”

They raised $434.30.

“The Kids In Need Fund was started when several donors recognized the need for clothing, school supplies, and personal care items for homeless students in the Warren County School District,” Warren County School District Director of Pupil Services Dr. Patricia Hawley said. “The program has been expanded to help students in need, not just those who are homeless.”

“The Kids In Need Fund is a great way to improve the quality of life in Warren County,” Community Foundation of Warren County Executive Director John Lasher said. “The donors who created the fund are committed to helping these young people.”

“It is exciting to have the students raising funds for the program and it reinforces our idea that everyone can be a philanthropist,” Lasher said.

“We coordinate our support of these students with all the appropriate agencies in Warren County so there is no duplication of effort,” Hawley said. “To have this commitment of support through the Community Foundation of Warren County is wonderful and so important to those kids who are helped. We hope to have more fundraisers through the Warren County School District in the coming year.”

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