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Students raise funds for hurricane relief

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Springfield, Mo. -- (9/8/17) Springfield Public Schools students and staff are hosting fundraisers district wide for hurricane relief. The following schools are hosting events and initiatives to raise money for relief efforts in Texas.

Bingham Elementary School

Bingham's Student Council is leading a penny drive, and on Friday, Sept. 8, students will be allowed to wear hats for $1. Teachers will be able to wear pajamas or shorts for $20.

Cowden Elementary School

Hat Day: Students on Friday, Sept. 8, may wear a hat for $1. All money raised will be sent to an elementary school in Texas.

Gray Elementary School

HATS for Houston on Friday, Sept. 8. Students may wear a hat for a $1 or more donation. All funds raised will benefit Convoy of Hope's efforts in Houston.

Harrison Elementary School

Student Council is currently collecting hygiene items to send to Convoy of Hope

McBride Elementary School

McBride's Student Council is hosting a fundraiser for Convoy of Hope on Friday, Sept. 8. The super fundraiser encourages students to wear superhero T-Shirts and capes, while being encouraged to bring a dollar or more to donate.

McGregor Elementary School

Fourth-graders at McGregor have adopted a fifth-grade classroom from Houston. This adoption was done by a teacher in Texas, and as a grade level, McGregor is raising money to purchase items students need to get back to school. Items include: backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies and books for their classroom. Once the fundraiser is complete, fourth-grade teachers will purchase supplies on Amazon and have them shipped to the school. Students will also write encouraging letters to send to the classroom to be there once Houston schools re-open.

Robberson Elementary School

Coins for Convoy is underway to raise money for Convoy of Hope. Contributions up to $1,000 will be matched by a partner company. 

Sherwood Elementary School

Team Up for Texas! will be held Friday, Sept. 8. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team gear or hat to school with a $1 donation. All money collected will be donated to Convoy of Hope to support hurricane relief efforts in Houston.

Williams Elementary School

Williams' student council will donate $100 to Red Cross to help fund hurricane relief efforts as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

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