Number of Participants: 15
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $254
Event Type: Disaster & Emergency Services
Date: February 24, 2020
Devastating brushfires in Australia have threatened more than one billion animals, so the students at Park Avenue Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District wanted to do their part to help.
The Students Against Destructive Decisions Club, in partnership with the PTA, held a Coins for Koalas drive. A collection bottle was placed in the lobby so students and staff could drop in their spare change. Money raised will go the World Wildlife Fund’s Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund to help restore the forest homes of the affected animals, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats.
The Coins for Koala’s fundraiser keeps with the district’s mission statement, inspiring students to contribute to the global community with creativity and compassion.
Photo caption: The Park Avenue Elementary School SADD club hosted a Coins for Koalas drive to help animals affected by the Australian wildfires.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District