Letter to Canby Herald Editor John Baker from the week beginning April 24

What an amazing community we have

Student council at Lee Elementary School worked to take action in support of two students who are currently battling leukemia. They organized a drive to raise money by urging families to donate any loose change they could. Along with the loose change they had special days such as "Straight Outta Bed" day, Sucker Day, and Change From Your Car Day where they asked families to donate the change from their car as they dropped off students at school (or to bring the change from their car if they do not drop off).

A parent, Kelsey Cordill, reached out with the idea to partner classrooms with businesses to match donations. Student Council challenged each classroom to try to reach $250. With their hard work and some donations from others, every class reached their goal.

Between classroom collections, matching business donations and a few additional donations the total raised was $14,570. This will be equally split between the families of the two students.

Student Council would like to extend special thanks to the following businesses: Allegro Dance Studio, New Life Four Square Church, Oliver Insurance, Cutsforth's Thriftway, Team Unger Real Estate, The Wild Hare Saloon & Cafe, Scott's Investments, Ronny & Sara Swor, Austen's Body Shop, DBK Transport Services Inc., Frank & Kathe Cutsforth, Body By Jess Fitness, Rotary Club of Canby, Canby Alliance Church, Vissers Chiropractic, Moana Nursery, Wilcox Arredondo & Co. and Mr. Annonymous.

Also, they would like to thank the following additional donors: Baker Prairie Middle School Builder's Club, The Cordill Family, Mr. & Mrs. Cramer, Rotary Club of Canby, Canby Alliance Church for their donation and Lee Elementary PTO for helping us to collect and distribute the money.

We can't say thank you enough.

Jenne Parker

Student Council

Lee Elementary School

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