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Typically, you would never think such a small school in a small town could make a vast difference in the world. With only around 200 kids, kindergarten through eighth grade, Washington-Caldwell School has already managed to pack a punch with high test scores and significantly exceeding expectations on the school report card.
However, when the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Macy’s teamed up, Washington-Caldwell School decided to participate in writing letters to Santa to raise money. Macy’s had agreed to donate a dollar for every letter they received. The Make-A-Wish foundation is for kids with diseases, or life-threatening illnesses. This foundation is to grant their wishes.
All together, Washington-Caldwell School has raised $204, which is 204 letters that the students wrote to Santa. Other businesses have decided to chip in and donate that amount, as well. A teacher at Washington-Caldwell School, Natasha Hegemann, had cancer herself and was granted a wish. It was her idea to have the students write the letters. Her parents have a shop, School Days Mall, located in Sturtevant, who are matching the donation money. Along with them, Haplin Personnel in Burlington and New to You in Rochester are also matching.
--Written by Olivia Tuska and Lucy Pierret Seventh grade