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Tots marching for coins on NE

By Mark Bauer/editor-in-chief

Children and teachers from the TCC Children’s Center on NE Campus collect change March 14 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Photo by Sarah McVean/The Collegian
Children and teachers from the TCC Children’s Center on NE Campus collect change March 14 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Photo by Sarah McVean/The Collegian

Rarely do students see a demonstration or march organized on their campus. But even more rare is one made up primarily of pre-schoolers.

Last month, the children of the NE Campus child development program participated in the annual March-a-Thon to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

During the tour around campus, the children asked anyone who passed by if they had any money to donate to their cause. Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars were all well-received.

“Every year, service learning projects are done with young children,” Pati Cates, director of child development on NE Campus, said. “We are accredited with the National Association for the Education of the Young, and these service learning projects are a way to stay accredited.”

In all, more than $500 was raised from the money collected during the march as well as donations from contributions made by parents from fliers sent home with the children.

Shelby Peck, 2, lets NE Campus know that the tots from the TCC Children’s Center are on a mission while collecting more than $500 for charity.  Photo by Sarah McVean/The Collegian
Shelby Peck, 2, lets NE Campus know that the tots from the TCC Children’s Center are on a mission while collecting more than $500 for charity. Photo by Sarah McVean/The Collegian
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