Second Graders Support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Second-grader Salvatore P. has been leading his classmates and the Ranney Lower School Community Service Club on a mission to host a button drive in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). When Sal found out that two of his classmates were affected by diabetes, he decided to start a business to make buttons and key chains that could be sold in support of JDRF. With the support of his teacher and classmates, Sal and his fellow second graders spent weeks of their recess time designing button templates and then Sal finished making the buttons at home on his button-making machine. The class made—and sold—more than 600 buttons, as well as magnets and keychains, during their lunch period and donated all their proceeds to JDRF.

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