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Lake Oswego kids hold fundraiser for UNICEF, nonprofit that serves children all over the world.

SUBMITTED PHOTO: COURTESY OF UNICEF - Touchstone Elementary School students recently donated $268 to UNICEF. Touchstone is a private school, but sometimes Lake Oswego School District's vast fleet of buses comes in handy.Students from Lake Oswego's Touchstone Elementary School have raised $268 for UNICEF by earning dollars for tasks performed in their own homes and throughout the community.

To pique potential donators' interest, students of the K-6 private school at 2 S.W. Touchstone Drive fashioned a coupon book offering various services for a small fee. Tasks included cleaning, yard work and washing dishes.

Before the fundraiser, the children composed persuasive essays about the organizations they wanted to help, and then voted to support UNICEF.

UNICEF is a nonprofit that works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of children and improve the lives of kids and their families through education and advocacy.

For more information about Touchstone Elementary School, visit www.touchstoneelementary.com or call 866-537-4455. There are four Touchstone locations in the Portland area, all part of Nobel Learning Communities, a network of more than 200 private schools nationwide.

For more about UNICEF, visit www.unicef.org or call 800-367-5437.

— The Review

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