Starkweather Elementary School Helps Make Wishes Come True

Starkweather Elementary School Helps Make Wishes Come True

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Students at Starkweather Elementary School raised nearly $1,300 for the Philadelphia, Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley chapters of Make-A-Wish. For a minimum donation of $1.00, students got to wear their pajamas to school and celebrated with a school-wide dance party on December 20.

The gymnasium at Starkweather was alive with excitement as DJ Nick Johnson, of Nick J. Sounds, pumped popular dance tunes through the sound system. Both students and teachers alike showed off their favorite dance moves.

The Starkweather Elementary School Winter Jam was organized by teacher Kelly Duffey, who has volunteered with Make-A-Wish for the past 13 years.

"This foundation is something near and dear to my heart," said Duffey. "The families I have met and granted wishes for will forever hold a special place in my life. As a teacher, I strive to teach my first-grade students to give back and be kind. If they walk away with one thing from first grade, it’s to be kind to others and help make the world a better place."

Make-A-Wish grants wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions. 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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