Chester County fourth-graders raise money for kids in Japan

    Thanks to some ready-made wristbands and some quick-acting fourth-graders, students in Chester County’s New Garden Elementary School raised money last week to help children in Japan.

    With help from prinicpal Cathy Robine and some classmates, Cole and Alex Mettenheimer held a drive at the school last week selling rubber bracelets in support of the ongoing crises in Japan, the Kennett Paper reports.

    The brothers made $1,300, which they donated to the Save the Children Foundation. Many students emptied their wallets and piggy banks for the cause, some giving much more than $1 for a single wristband.

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