Woodbridge Students Raise Money For Make A Wish Foundation

WOODBRIDGE — Students at Kennedy Park School #24 in Woodbridge have been raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation.

The school emphasizes the importance of community service and helping others, so in order to “be the change” during the month of May, the Student Council held Spirit Fridays. Each Friday of the month, students were encouraged to show school spirit by wearing hats, red, white and blue, the school colors – blue & gold, and their favorite team’s shirt or jersey. Along with encouraging school spirit, the students were asked for a $2 donation for the Make a Wish Foundation. The school raised over $1,200 to lift the spirits of a child in need of a smile.

On the evening of June 24, at Iselin Middle School, the school will be holding its third annual Night of Fun for Funds. During this evening of fun for a cause, talented 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will demonstrate their talents and creativity to raise money to donate to the Make a Wish Foundation. In the past two years, Kennedy Park School #24 raised over $2500 for the American Red Cross and a local child fighting leukemia.


Catherine Barbato’s first grade class raised the most money during Kennedy Park School #24’s Spirit Fridays, and every student received a Make a Wish Foundation t-shirt. (Photo courtesy of Kennedy Park School #24)

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