Maple Avenue raises funds for Honor Flight

Maple Avenue Elementary students, families and staff participated in a successful letter-writing campaign to raise funds for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.

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The goal of the fifth grade “Uniting Kids and Community” project was to write 1,000 thank you letters to veterans to raise $10,000. A total of $12,000 raised from writing 1,200 thank you letters significantly exceeded their goal.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Mail Call campaign sponsored by Steinhafels donated $10 to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight for each thank you letter received. Letters were delivered Feb. 26 and will be distributed to veterans on the return Honor Flight during mail call.

Maple Avenue is located at W240 N6059 Maple Ave., Sussex.