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USD #499 Staff Members Give Back to the Community

Staff members in the USD #499 school district are taking advantage of an opportunity to give back to the community and the four state area.  Student Council began sponsoring "Paws for a Cause" day five years ago.  Each year, staff members that want to participate pay $20 at the beginning of the year.  In return for this money, the staff members get to wear jeans and a "Paws for a Cause" t-shirt one time each month for 10 months.  Each month, the money that is raised goes to a specific charity - this means $2 from each person will go to a charity each month.  At this time, there are 81 participants in the program, bringing the total sent to a charity each month to $162.  The charities that are being supported and the months in which they are being honored are:

August - USD #499 Underprivileged Children Assistants fund

September - Muscular Dystrophy Association in Springfield, MO

October - Early Detection Works Breast Cancer Awareness in Pittsburg, KS

November - USD #499 Food Drive

December - USD #499 Toy Drive

January - Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks

February - Kansas American Heart Association

March- March of Dimes - Overland Park, KS

April - St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

May - Galena Education Foundation



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