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West Middle School Donation Helps Newtown Teachers

West Middle School students donated money it raised through a candy cane sale to Newtown teachers, rather than its end-of-the-year festival.

When West Middle School student leaders sponsored a candy cane sale, they intended to use the profits for the school's end-of-the-year West Fest.

But in light of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., students changed course.

The school instead decided to donate all $235 it made to DonorsChoose.org to support Newtown teachers.

The money allows Newtown teachers to request materials their students need and provide support as they restart their classrooms following the horrific events of Dec. 14, when a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at the school.

So far, $72,699 has been donated to the cause from people around the world.

SoccerMom February 01, 2013 at 06:40 PM
So happy to see an article about something positive going on in our schools -- something that is not about picking sides and politics -- just a good school doing a good thing for others! Happy to have my child at West and proud of the work they are doing there!

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