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Unique Fundraiser Helps School and Local Nonprofit
Unique Fundraiser Helps School and Local Nonprofit
Posted on 01/05/2022
Cha-Ching! That’s the sound heard by teachers at Glen Arden Elementary. Last November, the different grades competed in a competition called “MineCoin War.” Students, staff and parents went all out for this one-of-a-kind fundraiser.By: Breanna Hensley
BCS Communications Dept.

Cha-Ching! That’s the sound heard by teachers at Glen Arden Elementary. Last November, the different grades competed in a competition called “MineCoin War.” Students, staff and parents went all out for this one-of-a-kind fundraiser.

“The purpose of the event was to raise funds for our school, but we also wanted to give our students the opportunity to give back to the community for the holidays,” said Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) president, Sandi Boyer. “Parents and staff nominated several well-deserving local nonprofits, and the student body voted on who would receive a portion of the donation.”

During the five days of the coin battle, PTO volunteers came in daily to weigh each grade's collections. At the end of the fundraiser the grade with the most weight was declared the winner. The champions of the 2021 coin war were the third graders.

“The event was far more successful than we ever imagined! We were so impressed by the generosity of the students, families and staff,” Ms. Boyer said. “The very best part was watching how excited the students were when they walked into school each day to see who would be adding coins to their jars.”

The school successfully raised $3,293; students voted to give the Asheville Humane Society 10% of the total collected. All remaining money went to help fund the PTO’s classroom grants.

Ms. Boyer said the fundraiser was a great opportunity.

“It fostered good competition among grade levels and created a lot of great teamwork within grades,” she stated. “Our students go to school knowing that they are capable of creating a positive impact in our community.”

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