Calif. students collect $1,282 in pennies for animal shelter

An animal shelter in Stockton, Calif., recently received $1,282, and the shelter's cats received a lot of attention, courtesy of students from Merryhill Elementary School. The students participated in a Giving Without Walls project that included a competition among classrooms to see who could collect the most pennies to be given to charity, with the top fundraisers getting a trip to visit the animals. "It teaches them to give back to the community and help those in need," said Sherry Baker, second-grade teacher.

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