Earlier this month, students at Hutchinson Middle School raised more than $5000 for Heifer International, a charity that provides sustenance for poverty-stricken families worldwide.
And Wednesday, the school received more good news: an anonymous donor came forward to match their donation for a total of $11,200 dollars.
According to Hutchinson Middle School Principal Heidi Dye, the school set a goal of raising $5000 for the organization through the "Read to Feed" program. For that amount of money, a family in Honduras will receive an "ark", or pairs of animals to breed that will produce a reliable source of income.
The school was able to exceed their goal and to celebrate, Mrs. Dye, along with two other teachers had to kiss a heifer in a school-wide assembly.
The program further promotes the importance of reading and raises children's awareness of their role in helping those in need across the globe.
Heifer International says the school's donation will be sent to Honduras to benefit over 1600 families.
You can learn more about Heifer International at http://www.heifer.org/.
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