raised an "astonishing" $11,202.16 to help ship a container that upon arrival in Nepal will be transformed into a classroom, community center and church.
"The project was in need of new roofing material, so the administration decided to challenge students to begin a coin-drive fundraiser," school officials wrote on Stoneybrooke's blog. "The students, who were competing against rival classrooms, were to fill their buckets each morning with coins they have collected."
The goal was to raise $7,000 needed to help pay for roofing materials for the two, 40-foot containers, as well as new doors and shipping costs.
In the blog, assistant superintendent Dennis Bock called the fundraising effort "astonishing." Read more here.