Starkweather Elementary School students wrapped up 2018 by helping to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Students donated over $1,200 to the Philadelphia, Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley chapters of the Make-A-Wish America and celebrated with a school-wide dance party on December 19. Students got to wear pajamas and danced the afternoon away to popular tunes provided by DJ Nick Johnson, of Nick J. Sounds.
First-grade teacher, Kelly Duffey is the organizer of Starkweather’s Make-A-Wish Winter Jam. She has volunteered with the charity for the past 14 years.
"Make-A-Wish is really something special," said Duffey. "I have met some amazing families over the years that will stay in my heart forever. The feeling you get from being able to grant the wishes of sick children is unforgettable. I always strive to teach my students to be kind, give back, and help make the world a better place. I'm proud of how generous our students and their families are."
Make-A-Wish is the nation’s largest wish-granting organization. It has fulfilled the wishes of more than 300,000 children in the United States and its territories since 1980. The organization believes granting wishes gives kids the power to make them feel strong, more courageous, and more determined to overcome their illnesses.
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