“Coins for Koalas” collects $700 for Australian animals in peril

Four girls counting coins and smiling
Fourth graders Kaylee Chroughan, Cynthia Gurda, Autumn Dobbs, and London Martel count spare change for the “Coins for Koalas” coin drive.

Goshen Intermediate School students have crushed their $500 goal with their “Coins for Koalas” coin drive to help the animals affected by the wildfires in Australia.

Through generous donations from employees, families and the community, the students will donate $700 to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) in Australia.

After hearing about the wildfires, students in Teegan Kennedy’s fourth grade class started the school-wide coin drive and reached out to the community-at-large to contribute. Students created posters and set out donation cans to collect spare change.

According to Kennedy, the WWF will use the fund to help injured animals and replant the devastated forests.

Learn more about how the donation will help Australian wildlife.