Rivergate Preschoolers Help Make a Wish

The preschool class from Rivergate Adventist School (Gladstone, Ore.) raised more than $300 for the Make a Wish Foundation this year. March was dubbed "Make a Million for Make a Wish," and the preschoolers worked hard to generate donations from students and teachers.

The big finale came during the school’s spirit week when the students gathered every morning in the gym dressed in the day's themed attire. The preschoolers pulled their red wagon around the gym each morning, and the students and teachers dug deep into their pockets and filled the Make a Wish jar.

On April 4, the preschool class took their wagon and jar of money to the bank to be counted. The kids got to help put the loose change into the money counter and watched as the dollar bills went through the counting machine. They got to peek inside a vault and enjoyed snacks from the bank employees.

July 01, 2005 / Oregon Conference
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Dan Patchin Jr., Rivergate PE teacher and librarian