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Pupils Drop Dimes for Make-A-Wish

Pupils at Sowams School in Barrington dropped $800 in dimes in bottles for good deeds to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Pupils at Sowams School in Barrington dropped $800 in dimes for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Students collected the dimes in their homerooms in 16-ounce plastic water bottles. The pupils gathered in the school cafetorium recently to present the “big check” to Make-A-Wish.

Dropping the dimes was the Helping Hands Project for second-graders at the school this year, said Jessica McDonnell, the second-grade teacher coordinating the project. Make-A-Wish is the doundation that grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

“We asked the pupils to do a good deed or a chore at home for $1, to be paid in dimes,” said McDonnell. “And then bring the money to school.”

The more good deeds done, the more dimes collected. Each good deed was posted on a paper cloud cutout in the hallway near the office just inside the front entrance.

Among the good deeds written on the clouds:

  • Cleaned room and cleared the table
  • Helped to cook
  • Fed the cat and dog
  • Set the table and washed dishes
  • Cooked for the Super Bowl
  • Played nicely with my brother
  • Loaded and unloaded the dishwasher
  • Babysat baby brother
  • Filled the firewood holder
  • Cleaned dad’s workshop
  • Brought groceries into the house
  • Read to my brother
  • Cleaned the fishbowl

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