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Michigan students sell tables for needy families

By The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 1st, 2014 @ 2:20am


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ZEELAND, Mich. (AP) — Students at a western Michigan middle school are auctioning off 100 refurbished end tables to raise money for families in need in their community.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/1z6LlmE ) the students at Creekside Middle School in Zeeland aim to raise $10,000 through the "100 Table Project." The money would establish a fund to support some families at the school.

Art teacher Tamara Draper says she decided to launch the project after eighth-graders worked on two tables last year and raised $600 for two families.

Draper says about 200 students have been involved in the year-long project to some extent and at least a dozen other teachers are incorporating it into their classwork. She says students are creating a website where people can bid on completed tables.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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