QES holds fundraiser for elementary school destroyed by California wildfire


To teach students about having compassion for others, Quitman Elementary is having a fundraiser this week to help Paradise Elementary School in California.

Along with numerous other structures in Paradise, the elementary school was completely burned down during the recent wildfire titled “Camp Fire.” The fundraiser is called Pennies for Paradise.

For one week, QES is asking for at least $1 each starting today, Dec. 3 through this Friday, Dec. 7. Money will be collected in the classrooms and given to the front office. Anyone else wishing to donate can drop off gifts at QES office.

In a post on the school’s Facebook page, “We are blessed and should share our blessings with those less fortunate. If we all just gave $1, QES could raise over $500 with little effort.”


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