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Tallmadge -- The Student Senate at Tallmadge High School has raised $772 for the families of those who were wounded or killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14.
Student Senate raffled a Christmas tree during a basketball game that evening, raising $240.
The collection continues through today as students, teachers and staff drop change into containers in classrooms and during lunch periods. So far, another $532 has been raised.
Donations are being accepted from the community at the high school until the end of the school day.
To donate to the families through United Way of Western Connecticut, drop off a check made out to Tallmadge High School with "Sandy Hook" in the memo line. Donations cannot be accepted over the phone or online.
Contact Student Senate Advisor Anna Blasko at 330-633-5505 with any questions.
See the Dec. 23 edition of the Tallmadge Express for more about Tallmadge Schools are faring in the wake of this tragedy.