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Croton-On-Hudson Students Exceed Book Drive Goals

Students at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School in Croton-on-Hudson, got to select a book from ones that will be donated to children's charities as a reward for exceeding their fundraising goal.
Students at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School in Croton-on-Hudson, got to select a book from ones that will be donated to children's charities as a reward for exceeding their fundraising goal. Photo Credit: Contributed
Teachers dressed up as "monsters" for an assembly following a successful book drive at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Teachers dressed up as "monsters" for an assembly following a successful book drive at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. Photo Credit: Contributed

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Students at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School in Croton-on-Hudson far surpassed their fundraising goal by donating substantially more to purchase books for two children's charities.

While the PTA's All For Books Challenge aimed to raise $500 it garnered instead a total of $3,029.39.

The funds will be used to buy books for Kids in Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations.

As a reward for for the effort, Principal Kelly Maloney and Assistant Principal Kerri Bianchi dressed up as "monsters" to announce the news at a school assembly.

Students celebrated the achievement with their “monster” administrators by performing the “Monster Mash.” In addition, each of the students had the opportunity to select a book from the donated book table.

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