Local school uses fundraiser to give local charity a leg up

Mar 2, 2016 7:46 PM by David McVicker

Local school children donated close to $650 to a charity after their Valentine’s Day fundraiser.

Students at Shasta Elementary raised the money for the Handi-Riders of Northern California by making their own candy for Valentine’s Day... and donating the money saved to the charity.

The student's teacher says the fundraising effort provided a valuable lesson for the children.

Mary Schoenthaler said she was very proud of her students and used the donation as a teaching moment about community help.

“It's important, I think, building awareness of your community and doing for others is an important characteristic and quality for kids to have and foster," she said.

Handi-Riders uses horse riding lessons as therapy for the physically, developmentally and emotionally challenged.


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