Lincoln students raising funds to aid needy families

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Lincoln Middle School eighth-graders are working on an unusual list of gifts that includes goats, ducks, rabbits, bees and clean water. A fundraiser is underway so students can buy those “gifts” and others for families living in poverty around the world. “We are partnering with Heifer International to support families living with hunger and in extreme poverty,” said math teacher Claire Olson-Crocker. 

The students are employing a number of strategies to raise money for their project, including a letter-writing campaign to solicit businesses and saving their spare change.

Heifer International is a nonprofit that works in 125 countries to help families in poverty attain sustainable livelihoods through community-owned interventions.

The students, who will be accepting donations into early May, hope to raise $3,000.