Whitesboro students raise money for autism awareness

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Students from four Whitesboro elementary schools collected pocket change during April -- and a little spare change can go a long way.

The students handed over a check for $2,700 to the Kelberman Center to support autism awareness. The students from Marcy, Deerfield, Westmoreland and Harts Hill elementaries competed to raise the most money. The money will raise awareness of autism in schools and help with programs that sometimes go unfunded.

"We will be very happy to put the money toward all sorts of recreational programming," said Dr. Jean Jacobson, director of early child autism services.

The top change-collecting class at each school will get a pizza party, with the Kelberman Center supplying the pies to say thank you.

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