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Using a variety of creative holiday-themed fundraising events, the students of St. Athanasius School raised $2,400 for their annual Advent Service Project. The money will be sent to Catholic Charities USA for Colorado Flood Relief. The school administration encouraged students to brainstorm ideas for raising money this year and among the selected options were Pajama Day, Movie Day and the kindergarten’s Random Acts of Kindness. Food sales during lunch period also proved very popular and included candy canes, Rice Krispie treats and hot chocolate. Another fundraiser was selling specially made St. A’s elf and Santa hats. A generous offer made by a St. A’s first-grader to “sell my house” to raise money was politely declined.

Above, first-graders Audrey Cline and Caitlin Nolan buy hot chocolate and candy canes during lunch period to help raise money for charity. Below, third- and fourth-graders at the School show off their pajamas during its recent “Pajama Day.” Students could wear pajamas to school if they donated $1 to charity.

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