Willis Elementary fifth-graders, in partnership with ShelterBox USA, raised more than $5,000 for Haiti relief through a campaign called High Five for Haiti.
The students wrote essays to encourage everyone in the school to donate $5. All funds collected will go toward buying Shelter Boxes that contain supplies for displaced Haitians.
The money will be enough to send five Shelter Boxes to Haiti.
Just a few miles away, Gullett Elementary students collected $2,246.82 during its own Hope for Haiti campaign.
Gullett collected money for the fundraiser the Manatee Education Foundation has organized through the American Red Cross.
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3 Advent Study
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6 17th Annual Jingle & Jog Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk
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8:00 am - 11:00 am
7 6th Annual Charity Event
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Premier Sotheby’s International Realty on Lakewood Ranch Main Street and Michael Saunders & Co. on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard offered complimentary desserts throughout the afternoon Nov. 26.
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall closed
Normal government hours resume Monday, Dec. 1.
Sunset photo chosen for statewide calendar
A photo taken of the Fort Hamer Park by Manatee County employee Jonathan Sabin was chosen for the cover of the Florida Association of Counties 2015 calendar.