Peoria Hebrew Day School Students Raise Money for Charities

Published 03/26 2014 09:42PM

Updated 03/26 2014 10:06PM

PEORIA – Students at Peoria Hebrew Day School are taking action for 4 local organizations.

Students have been raising money daily throughout the school year to donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Children’s Home, ARK Animal Rescue, and Jewish Federation of Peoria.

Wednesday, students presented the money to those organizations.

It’s all part of the Tzedakah Project.

Tzedakah is the Hebrew word for “charity.”

Fundraising chairman Yona Lunken says, “The great thing about having this event is that the kids then have taken their money and have seen it be given to people who appreciate it.”

The students raised more than $300.

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