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Maple Avenue fifth-graders donate to ape fund

Christina Garley’s fifth-grade classroom at Maple Avenue Elementary donated $50 to a New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) project as part of their “Buck a Book” program.
The reading incentive program encourages students to read on their own time and raise money for a cause they deem important.

For each book students complete and record in their reading log, they bring in $1 or whatever they can from home. Once $50 is collected, the class decides where to donate the money. The class chose NEAVS’ Project Release and Restitution which provides chimpanzees that have been used in biomedical research and testing with retirement to a permanent sanctuary.

The program, which runs throughout the school year, encourages Maple Avenue fifth-graders to read while helping others. Parent feedback regarding the program indicates that it has been successful in motivating students to read.

Maple Avenue Elementary School is located at W240 N6059 Maple Ave. in Sussex.