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Tonawanda Schools raise $17,000 for Make-A-Wish

Committee members with Make A Wish donation check

The Tonawanda City School District’s Make-A-Wish Committee presented a check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for $17,000 on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

The District collected the money for charity during the months of September and April last school year. Fundraisers included spirit days, bubble gum days and faculty dress down days, as well as the annual dodgeball tournament and basket raffle in April, which garnered $10,500. The committee also sold stars on the Make-A-Wish wall and bracelets.

“This donation was possible because of the ongoing support and generosity of our faculty, students and school community,” said Susan Davison, committee member and Mullen Elementary teacher. “The Make-A-Wish Committee works hard to plan exciting fundraisers, but it’s everyone in the community who helps to make each year so successful for our wish kids. We would like to thank everyone who contributed in some way. Wishes continue to come true because of you!”

Pictured holding the ceremonial donation check, from left: High School Math teacher Debra Shaffer, Mullen and Riverview Elementary librarian Marie Volpe, Riverview Elementary teacher Denise Danvir, Davison, Make-A-Wish representative Mary Hazel, Fletcher Elementary teacher Melissa Kennedy and Mullen Principal Diana Nigro.