Students’ hot chocolate stand raises more than $500 to help animals affected by wildfires

Students’ hot chocolate stand raises more than $500 to help animals affected by wildfires
Students held the hot chocolate stand on Wednesday and Thursday. (Source: Richmond Montessori School)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Students in an afterschool program called, the “Hub” at Richmond Montessori School, raised more than $500 to benefit Australia wildfire relief efforts with a hot chocolate stand.

The hot chocolate stand raised a total of $560.13 in funds to help the animals impacted. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Australia Wildlife Zoo Hospital.

The school says a generous patron who is not connected with the school mailed in a check for $200 to be donated to the cause.

Students held the hot chocolate stand on Wednesday and Thursday.

“The students are really excited about this and it has been so incredible watching them take ownership of this process,” says Shanthi Wickramasinghe, assistant teacher. “From writing the proposal to scheduling the hot chocolate stand and researching, it has been a learning process for us all!”

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