The students at Howland North Road Intermediate School recently held a fundraiser in support of Haiti, raising just more than $1,000 in five days.
The school of approximately 300 students held a drive where the PTO offered a ''Smencil'' to any student who donated more than $1.
A ''Smencil'' is a pencil made out of recycled newspaper that has the scent of orange, cotton candy, grape and other assorted smells.
RIGHT:?Principal Carl Clark of Howland North Road Intermediate School poses with Nicholas Parise, fourth grade, and Emily Darlington, third grade, as they present him with donations for the school’s fundraiser for Haiti.
The school's principal Carl Clark approached the PTO to see if they would coordinate the effort after he was asked by several students who wanted to help.
Said one student, ''Just think how much we could help if every school in America did the same thing.''
The donation, which was totaled at $1,011, will be made through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.