Students hold fundraisers for local causes on Long Island

WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- What started as a small idea to help animals has turned into a much bigger campaign thanks to a class of students at a school on Long Island.

First graders at Westbury Friends School began the year feeling inspired to help lost dogs, so they decided to hold a fundraiser for a local animal shelter.

The students set up a book sale in their classroom in which they raised $95 for the North Hempstead Animal Shelter through The Shelter Connection.

That fundraiser went so well that in March they held a bake sale in which they raised $230 for The Morgan Center, which is a group which gives children with cancer a safe place to learn and socialize.

With the success of those two events, the class now plans to hold a fundraiser for local causes each month before the end of the school year.

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