District Hosts Successful Elementary “Poppin’ for Charity” Event in Conjunction with Senior Service Day
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Through the help of the Washington Township High School senior class of 2019 and the District’s elementary school students, almost $3,500 was raised on Friday, May 31st for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as part of the “Poppin’ for Charity” service project.
Close to 700 elementary school students purchased a beach bucket for $5 in advance that on Friday was filled with popcorn donated by United Artists Washington Township movie theatre. Each elementary student worked closely with a WTHS senior during this year’s Senior Service Day to decorate their personal buckets with a variety of materials. Each student then took their project and popcorn home to enjoy.
“Poppin’ for Charity” was run by WTHS teacher Shannon Schoch, who is also co-captain of the District’s “Teachers with Pedals” MS Bike: City to Shore Team.
“It was such a great day,” Schoch said, adding that she hopes to run a project each year to fundraise for the MS Society. “It was so nice to see the seniors work with the little kids and raise money for such a great cause.”