TIS saves change for Mitchell’s Place

Published 12:06 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thompson Intermediate School recently participated in the third–annual Students Helping Students Mitchell’s Place coin drive “Donate your Change –– Change Autism Now.”

Each of the 37 classes were given an individual jar to collect change throughout the week of Sept. 14–Sept. 18. The jars combined for a grand total of $1,048.94 in loose change and bills. The fourth graders set the pace for the drive, collecting $702.55 of the final total.

Mitchell’s place sponsored a pizza party for Shanon Johnson’s fourth–grade class, which collected the most for an individual classroom with $108.01. JoEllen Blackmon’s class also enjoyed a party for raising the most money for a fifth grade class, with $53.85.