Pleasanton Weekly

News - June 10, 2011

Donlon students aid Japan

A fifth-grade class at Donlon Elementary School has raised more than $1,000 to help in relief efforts following a tsunami and earthquakes in Japan. Students collected donations and gave rubber wristbands that said, "I helped Japan," raising a total of $1,103.41.

"I thought it was really amazing that these kids came up with the idea," said Varsha Clare from the Red Cross. "They set the bar at $1,000 and they came up with it. I was impressed."

Jacob Reid, Alana Setiyadi, Erin Thrush, Dario Tommasini, Jacob Vilevac, Ingrid Yeung, Wilson Zhang, Thomas Hsu and teacher Eryn Neidle presented the check to Clare and Gregory Portillo from the Red Cross, along with classmates Kaitlyn Jones, Daniel Jorgenson, Yuna Jeong, Meghan Hogue, Jeffrey Green, Britney Gajo, Yasmin Ghaemmaghami, Allison Earle, Blake Bettencourt, Katie Diktakis, Rochelle Cloward, Benjamin Chen, Nick Brdar, Cameron Bowers, Abhishek Bhatt, Kushaan Bahl, Alana Setiyadi, Sophia Ondi, Taarini Madusudan, Alina Liu, Justin Lin, Rachel Lee, Kellie Kordes, Logan Beavers and Qaasim Ashraf.

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