Paragould preschoolers raise money for sick kids

Paragould Preschoolers Give Back
(Source: Angela McDaniel)
(Source: Angela McDaniel)
(Source: Angela McDaniel)
(Source: Angela McDaniel)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Preschoolers in Paragould have been working hard to raise money for sick children.

Paragould Primary hosted two fundraisers to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Make-A-Wish.

Pre-K students at Paragould along with students at the School of the 21st Century held a trike-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude.

The students ended up raising almost $4,000 for the hospital.

Older students also helped by encouraging the younger ones during the event.

"Other classes in the school, kindergarten and first grade, kind of had a rotation and came out to cheer the preschoolers on so they got a kick out of that," teacher Angela McDaniel said.

Paragould Primary also participated in a Great Acts of Kindness week where they brought in money each day for Make-A-Wish.

Students started by bringing in pennies and then increased the money each day.

The kids raised about $3,800 during this event.

Teachers Angela McDaniel and Elizabeth Martin said they are so proud of the money raised and how the kids are learning to give back.

"They learn that it is not all about them," Martin said.

They said this is such an important lesson to learn at a young age.

"The kids are really just getting kindness out there. It is about being kind, you're raising money for kids who can't be out here riding bicycles, just being kind to each other. We need that," McDaniel said.

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