The fundraiser surpassed the goal with a total of $650.
Marco Island Charter Middle School’s 6th grade reading teacher, Roxanne Shadrick, organized a fundraiser, “Jeans for Troops,” to raise money for veterans.
Teachers and Staff were allowed to wear jeans to school on this past Wednesday, if they donated $5 toward the cause. To help the school reach its goal of $500, members of the Marco Island chapter of the American Legion, under the leadership of Lee Rubenstein, partnered with the school and presented a check to Ms. Shadrick in the amount of $250.
The fundraiser surpassed the goal with a total of $650 and that money will become part of a nationwide fund that will assist veterans with Housing and Homelessness, Employment and Training, Benefits Assistance and Legal Support, and Mentorship and Career Coaching.