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Aspen Park students support clean water campaign

THE WE CREATE Change group at Aspen Park Elementary participated in Canada
THE WE CREATE Change group at Aspen Park Elementary participated in Canada's largest penny drive.
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The Canadian penny is being phased out but students at Aspen Park Elementary School are not letting it go quietly.

The school collected pennies to support Free the Children's Adopt a Village campaign. The pennies are being collected nationwide with the support of the Royal Bank of Canada and the proceeds are going to support clean water initiatives around the globe.

Having access to a permanent source of clean water means hundreds of healthy communities, thousands of girls attending school and countless illnesses prevented.

An impact beyond measure! Aspen students raised $675 worth of pennies, which equals water for 25 people for life!

The Aspen Park Interact club has chosen communities in Haiti to benefit from these generous contributions.

—Aspen Park Elementary School

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