Students at Creative Technologies Academy raised $600 for Toys for Tots in a coin drive competition last month. CTA was able to buy over 60 toys with the money they raised. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated in this event to make sure that kids have toys under their Christmas trees.
Each class had their own bucket and brought in coins to earn points for their class. One seventh grader, Nathan Lovett, collected $50 from his family and friends. All of the classes raised a lot of money, but the seventh graders brought in the most.
The coin drive was organized by Kindergarten teacher, Lauren Bostic. When she was asked why she organized the event, she said, “I love seeing our students care so much about kids.”
School leader, Dan George, agreed with Miss Bostic. “I think it’s a great thing that students are doing,” he said. “It teaches them how to be givers, and it will give opportunities for kids to have a Christmas that wouldn’t otherwise have it.” The students had a lot of fun with the coin drive and were happy to help other kids in need.