Again this year, Gaston County Schools held its "Nickels for Neighbors" campaign to help schoolchildren affected by flood.
Friday, November 4 was “Nickels 4 Neighbors” Day in Gaston County Schools. All 54 schools and the central office departments participated in the fundraising effort. Students, employees, parents, and others were asked to make contributions of any amount. The goal was to have each school collect $200 – the equivalent of 4,000 nickels.
After the money was collected and counted, the grand total was $21,952.31. That is the equivalent of 439,046 nickels. The total far exceeds our goal to have each of our 54 schools raise $200, which shows the true spirit of caring and giving in Gaston County Schools.
The money collected was donated to schools in eastern North Carolina to help students and their families who are recovering from Hurricane Matthew. On Wednesday, December 21, checks were presented to four school districts: Edgecombe County Public Schools, Lenoir County Public Schools, Public Schools of Robeson County, and Wayne County Public Schools.
to read our "Nickels for Neighbors" press release about the check presentations on December 21 in Lumberton and Goldsboro.
Click below to see news coverage of our "Nickels 4 Neighbors" program.