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St. Raphael Academy Collects Change for St. Mary’s in Kenya

Penny Wars

St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, RI used its Spring Spirit Week from March 19-23 to hold a “Penny Wars” competition among classes as a way to raise money for St. Mary’s Boys Secondary School in Nyeri, Kenya. Each day during lunch periods, students dropped change into four large jars representing each class which totaled more than $1,000 by the end of the week. St. Raphael Academy has been hosting the competition for at least seven years as a way to support its twin school. Additionally, the school collects donations during Lent and religion classes host bake sales.