A sixth grader asked her schoolmates to donate a penny in order to help a child abuse organization in Utah. This came in the light of April declared as Child Awareness Month.
Reports identified the sixth-grader as Faith Luna from Entheos Academy. She chose the organization called Prevent Child Abuse Utah to be the recipient of her penny drive. The organization was known for bringing awareness regarding child abuse.
The 12-year-old student and the representatives from Prevent Child Abuse Utah met earlier this week because the girl wanted to personally give the money and the organization wanted to thank her and the school in person as well. Miss Utah also went with them.
Luna and her classmates spent three weeks in order to collect money for the organization. Luna shared they went to all the classrooms and asked their schoolmates to bring a penny or a coin every day for the last three weeks. They were able to collect a total of $107, Good 4 Utah reported.
The representatives of Prevent Child Abuse Utah wanted the $107 donation to go a long way. They then set up a website wherein people could match the $107 donation from the students until the end of this month.
The teacher of the students, Leslie Harris, asked her students to research about organizations and shortlist four that they felt strongly about. There were a lot of other organizations but Prevent Child Abuse Utah was the easiest and most convenient since it is just local.
"Especially when you are a 6th grader you get caught up you don't see the good that you are doing," Harris shared. "This actually helps lots of people."
More on April being the Child Abuse Prevention Month, Indiana planned a number of activities through this month in order to bring more awareness regarding child abuse cases. Child abuse cases in Indiana increased in the past years, Kokomo Perspective shared.
If you want to know more about child abuse prevention, you can call Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). You can also check Child Abuse hotlines in every state on Google.